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Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:08

MSC MESSAGE, 8th DECEMBER 2012

  December 8th is the foundation day of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. A message from the MSC General Administration in Rome. 8th December 2012: Jesus – our inspiration and driving force.   We have a mission – “may the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved;” to be…
Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:18

AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS DIARY 2013

Thinking of a 2013 diary - or a Christmas gift of a diary?  For many years, David Lovell Publishing has produced its religious diary with reproductions of art work from the Blake Prize Competition. Each day has the text references for the celebration of the Eucharist. Catholic holidays and feasts…
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 13:59

YOU'RE NOT THE PERSON I WANT YOU TO BE

Coming Soon: A New Spirituality Book by Fr. Peter Campbell MSC Fr. Peter Campbell, MSC’s new book, You’re Not the Person I Want You to Be: Accepting You the Way You’re Able to Be, is coming out in two weeks.  You’re Not the Person I Want You to Be: Accepting…
Monday, 03 December 2012 08:36

DOHA CLIMATE DISCUSSIONS

      As reported previously, Claude Mostowik MSC is attending the Doha Climate Change Conference and is part of the Kiribati delegation.  They are pictured above. Claude reports at the beginning of the final week of discussions: We had a very successful side show at the conference yesterday with well over…
Friday, 30 November 2012 22:05

DECEMBER DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY

Courtesy of Cor Novum, Issoudun   3 December, 1970 Father Louis Vangeke, MSC, the first priest of PNG, appointed auxiliary of Port Moresby, is ordained Bishop by Pope Paul VI, in Sydney, Australia. 5 December, 1829Birth of Emile Sebastian Maugenest, in Culan, France. 8 December, 1854Father Chevalier and Father Maugenest end…
For several decades now, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator has been one of the most frequently used tools for staff development as well as for understanding of personality traits. Since 1980, when Isabel Myers died and her book Gifts Differing was published, there has been a whole library of books…
Alo Lomere MSC and friends at the graduation. Monday, November 26th saw the annual graduation and missioning at the Heart of Life Spirituality Centre in Box Hill, Melbourne. Heart of Life has just completed 30 years of its service in Spirituality. Its Siloam course began in 1979 at Kensington, Sydney.…
The first anniversary of the death of PIME missionary priest, Father 'Pops'Tentorio was commemorated today with a service co-celebrated by Father Claude Mostowik & Father Alan Layt at St Albans Church, Rooty Hill. Father Claude offered these words at the end of the service. .. to do justice; to show…
Friday, 23 November 2012 08:21

DARAMALAN COLLEGE, 50 YEARS' CELEBRATION

The weekend of the anniversary of the death of Jules Chevalier was chosen as an appropriate time for Daramalan to have its major celebration of its 50th anniversary.    On the evening of Saturday October 20 an Anniversary Dinner was held at Rydges Lakeside Hotel.   This was designed particularly for past…
Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:11

KIRIBATI: INCREASING SEA LEVELS CONCERN

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 20 Nov 2012 Father Claude Mostowik msc will help give Kiribatians a voice at next week's UN Conference on Climate Change The Reverend Tioti Timon doesn't pull any punches when he speaks of his homeland on Kiribati, the tiny Pacific Island nation which along with Tuvalu…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:59

PAX CHRISTI LETTER: PALESTINE

At the Bethlehem checkpoint, entry to Palestine.  (Photo, John Walker MSC) Pax International Christi Christian Peace Movement Australia National President: Father Claude Mostowik MSC 61+2+9550 3845 0411 450 953 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. November 19, 2012 Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600   Dear Senator…
Archbishop Alain de Boismenu MSC, died Novembeer 5th, 1953. 2 November, 1964Father Karl Maria Weber was killed in the diocese of Ikela (Zaïre at that time, now Democratic Republic of Congo).In this period of upheaval,13 Sisters, 7 Fathers and 2 Brotherswere abducted by the rebels. 4 November, 1979The first 2…
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:20

BULLETIN FROM JERUSALEM

John Walker MSC, Monday November 19th. We were in the Old City this morning on an archeological field trip and everything seemed so normal in the city. The usual Bar Mitzvahs at the Dung Gate with lots of joyous celebrations; even Bethlehem has been quiet today.  However, we know that…
Monday, 19 November 2012 09:18

SYDNEY CATHOLIC INDONESIAN COMMUNITY

UNITED IN FAITH AND HARMONY 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SYDNEY CATHOLIC INDONESIAN COMMUNITY 11TH NOVEMBER, 2012 On Sunday 11th November, 2012 Fr. Benedictus, (Rolly), Untu, MSC, the Provincial Superior of Indonesia presided at a packed St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney the 20th anniversary celebration mass of the Sydney Catholic Indonesian…
Saturday, 17 November 2012 11:16

ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

John Walker MSC is studying at a course at the Tantur Ecumenical Centre in Jerusalem.  It is situated on a hill with the wall and the Bethlehem checkpoint down below. He sent the following on Thursday and Friday, November 15th and 16th: At 4:45pm I thought I heard someone knocking…
Friday, 16 November 2012 10:35

TYSON DONELEY SCHOLARSHIP

Tyson Doneley MSC managed to travel to Chevalier College recently for the launch of the Tyson Doneley Scholarship Fund. As many of you would know Tyson was Rector at St. John’s when Barry O’Farrell (the Premier of NSW) was a student. Tyson was also Rector at Chevalier College when John…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 16:54

VATICAN II, 50 YEARS: JOHN XXIII'S INTERVENTION

This is an anecdotal take on a key episode at the Council, on what led to the Constitution on Revelation, Dei Verbum. We were first year theology students at the Gregorian University. It was November 15th 1962. The course was Revelation taught by Rene Latourelle SJ. He came into class,…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 09:39

MSC PROVINCIAL SUPPORT FOR ROYAL COMMISSION

I welcome the news of a Royal Commission announced yesterday by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. A similar inquiry in Ireland and other inquiries eg in South Africa have been very helpful in addressing most important issues affecting those societies. We pray that goodness, truth, honesty and humility will be…
Monivae Principal, Mark McGinnity, with Lt Col Nick Floyd, Major Garry Simkin, the Monivae unit officers and Pat and Mick Dodson. On the weekend of 27th and 28th October Monivae College Cadet Unit celebrated its 50thannual passing out parade. In 1963 the unit was founded by the then rector, Fr.…
Saturday, 10 November 2012 06:19

MEDIATING PEACE CONFERENCE

York St John’s University, UK, has been sponsoring international conferences on Peace and Reconciliation since 2006. The 2012 conference, Mediating Peace: Reconciliation through Art, Music & Film, was held in Jerusalem at the Truman Institute in the Hebrew University on Mt Scopus, Jerusalem. While the Jerusalem setting meant that attention…
Further to the item on Lilian's Story, novel and film, here is information sent by Sr Lourdes of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Randwick. Bea’s full name is Beatrice Miles and was born on 17 September, 1902 in Ashfield, Sydney, third of five children. Her father was William…
Lilian's Story was one of the signficant Australian films of 1996.  It starred Ruth Cracknell as an elderly eccentric woman in Sydney with Toni Collette winning an acting award, portraying the young Lilian.The film was based on Kate Grenville's novel of the same name. Novel and film took as their…
Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:17

MSC MISSIONS OFFICES MEETING 2012

Welcome Directors of MSC Mission Offices! We are excited how the Holy Spirit guided us at our meeting held in Sydney from October 16, 17 & 18 of 2012. This conference was hosted by the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington, Sydney. The purpose of the meeting was for representatives from various countries…
Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:00

TERRY NAUGHTON MSC

 From, Catholic Voice, Canberra Terry defies the odds Terry Naughton was told not to expect to live beyond the age of 40.   A priest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Fr Naughton has beaten the odds to qualify to receive the Kellion Victory Medal from Diabetes Australia for…
Friday, 02 November 2012 12:10

MSC STUDENT MINISTRIES

OUR STUDENTS’ PROGRESS Four of our students, Tru Nguyen, Sandy Abbey, Krish Mathavan and Kimi Vunivesilevu recently were instituted into two ministries on their respective journeys to the priesthood. Tru and Sandy were accepted as Acolytes while Krish and Kimi became Lectors. Both ministries are important marker points on their…
Thursday, 01 November 2012 16:16

OPPRESSION IN WEST PAPUA

Pax International Christi Christian Peace Movement Australia National President: Father Claude Mostowik MSC 61+2+9550 3845 0411 450 953 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 October 30, 2012 Dear Senator Carr, I have written to you before (March 17, 2012, May 24,…
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:43

OLSH BURKINA FASO

Today, October 30th, Cathnews is featuring the website of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Australia. One of the principal articles concerns the training centre in Burkina Faso. OLSH project will bring education to Africa’s poorest Building a multipurpose training centre for girls in Burkina Faso, one…
Monday, 29 October 2012 08:51

SCREEN TRANSFORMATIONS OF JESUS

Screen Transformations of the Gospel was the title of an international conference sponsored by the Catholic University of Opole, SIGNIS (the World Catholic Association for Communication) with the patronage of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, who has made a number of statements about the use…
Friday, 26 October 2012 15:43

GOLDEN JUBILEE, MSC SEMINARY, PNG

DE BOISMENU COLLEGE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS If there is one thing that Papua New Guineans love to do it is surely to celebrate. The staff, associates and students of De Boismenu College had planned for many months to fittingly remember the fact that the College had been in existence for…
Timothy Radcliffe OP speaks of crises and how the whole history of the people of Israel and later the church is one of ‘coming through crises after crises to move ever closer to God’. Prior to the reformation the church was in a mess. The council of Trent was a…