Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.
Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.
We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.
We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.
- Published: Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:35
Interior of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Randwick
MSC PRESENCE TO MARY McKILLOP AS SHE DIED
The media, print, audiovisual and on-line has shown unprecedented interest in Mary McKillop during this time of her canonisation. Christians have been impressed by her spirituality, service and the miracles attributed to her intercession. Non-christians have been impressed by her practical sense of service to the needy (and her saying that whenever she saw a need she tried to do something about it). Australian sentiment has been riding high with acknowledgement of Mary as a role model for Australians, a strong woman, a woman of faith and courage even with authorities in the church, a woman who shows contemporary Australians where they should be looking for the achievement of social justice.
There is an MSC connection to the saint’s death.
There is a plaque on the wall at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Randwick, which states that Fr Matthew Smith MSC was called to assist Mother Mary of the Cross as she was dying in August 1909. The plaque also indicates that Fr Smith served as Subdeacon at the Requiem Mass for Mother Mary.