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Friday, 13 July 2012 09:19

US MSC PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR

USA - The United States Province has re-appointed Fr Raymond Diesbourg as Provincial Superior for a second term of three years commencing on the 1st of September, 2012.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 08:25

MSC PROFESSIONS, VIETNAM

June saw celebrations for the MSC Formation Community.  Two novices made their first profession,Chung and Thai, while other students renewed their vows.  John Mulrooney MSC, Provincial Superior, received the vows, after conducting the retreat for the students. The newly professed signing their profession. Students renewing vows. At the end of…
2012 National Assembly elects new CRA President It was not only about revisiting the idea of charism and mission at the 36th National Assembly of Catholic Religious Australia, but the spotlight also turned to the new leadership of the CRA Council with Sister Annette Cunliffe rsc at the helm. At…
Sunday, 08 July 2012 07:11

PETER TO ROT CENTENARY

PETER TOROT STILL A LIGHT FOR EAST NEW BRITAIN The Archdiocese of Rabaul opened the celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Peter ToRot on 7 July 2011 with a Pastoral Letter drafted by then Coadjutor Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, SDB. It is centered on Marriage and the Family…
Friday, 06 July 2012 22:48

PAX CHRISTI LETTER ON ASYLUM SEEKERS

Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, with Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Pax International Christi Christian Peace Movement Australia National President: Father Claude Mostowik MSC61+2+9550 3845 0411 450 953 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. July 6, 2012   The Hon Julia Gillard Prime Minister Parliament House Canberra ACT 2602 Dear Prime Minister I am writing to you…
Thursday, 05 July 2012 21:57

A COMMUNITY MEETS: MSC ADELAIDE

The Adelaide Community Noel Mansfield, Bill Brady, Frank Perry, Mark Hanns, Paul Cashen, John Rate, Chris Chaplin. June 2012 A couple of years ago (2010), we were preparing for the Provincial Chapter. We decided as a community to take a few days off to be together. In that way we…
Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:15

PETER TO ROT CENTENARY: PNG STAMPS

The Church in Papua New Guinea is celebrating the centenary of the birth of Blessed Peter To Rot in 1912.  July 7th is the official celebration day. In honour of the centenary, Papua New Guinea has issued four commemorative stamps, pictured here.
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:41

MONTEVIDEO MARU MEMORIAL

Further to yesterday's item on the Montevideo Maru and the MSC missionaries who died with its sinking on July 2nd 1942, an item on the dedication of the new memorial in Canberra. A new memorial has been unveiled in Canberra to mark the 70th anniversary of Australia's worst maritime disaster.…
Two Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Clifford Brennan and David McCullagh, died in the sinking of the ship. 2nd July 1942. Clifford Ambrose Brennan was born at Balmain, NSW, (1916) and educated by the Christian Brothers. He was employed as a ‘fleet flyer’, dashing around on his bicycle delivering letters…
Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:20

JULY DAYS

Some Significant "July Days" for the Chevalier Family to Recall, provided by the Spirituality Centre, Cor Novum, Issoudun, France. 1 July, 1885 Father Verjus, Brothers Salvator Gasbarra and Nicolaus Marconi arrive in Yule Island. The mission in Papua begins!! 2 July, 1985 Opening of the first MSC House in India.…
Saturday, 30 June 2012 17:50

LAY MSC COMMITMENT

Michael and Christine Kearney with Fr Jim Littleton MSC Jules Chevalier, developing his vision of men and women joined in a spirituality of the heart, wanted a strong lay presence. In more recent decades, in different regions of the world, associations of lay MSC and associates of the Daughters of…
Friday, 29 June 2012 07:12

JUNE 30TH BISHOP PAT POWER RETIRES

Bishop Pat Power, Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra-Goulburn, retires on June 30th after his resignation was accepted. Bishop Power was at school at Chevalier College, Bowral, during the 1950s.  The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have appreciated his support, especially with Daramalan College and St John's Parish, Kippax, in the A.C.T.…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 06:51

ASYLUM SEEKERS AND CATHOLIC OFFICES

Two leading Catholic social justice groups have called on the federal government to change the way it handles asylum seekers, following the tragic loss of life on a boat that capsized off Christmas Island last week. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) says the asylum seeker problem must be…
Monday, 25 June 2012 08:38

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MSC WEBSITE

From left to right: Dominic Gleeson, James Maher, Chris Chaplin, Mark McGuinness, John Dyson.  Also present, Tim Brennan, Rene Balboa, Peter Malone.   The MSC Website Committee met on June 22nd at the Marist Brothers' Montagne Centre in Brunswick to formulate action steps for the revamping and development of the…
Saturday, 23 June 2012 11:41

PROCLAIM 2012

The Concourse, Chatswood.   PROCLAIM 2012 conference is organised on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference by the National Office for Evangelisation and Catholic Mission. It is a conference on the New Evangelisation, a key event in the Year of Grace. Sponsored by InvoCare, CathNews and ACU. The aim…
Friday, 22 June 2012 07:35

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, DUBLIN 2012

Statio Orbis of the Eucharistic Congress Last Sunday 60,000 pilgrims gathered in Croke Park for the Statio Orbis of the 2012 Eucharistic Congress. This gathering was the culmination of a week’s celebration of hope, exploration of faith and sharing of love. When people were asked what was so special about…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:28

MSC MOVIE CONNECTIONS 8

Sisters of War was screened in October 2010 on ABC TV. It told the story of Sister Berenice FDNSC and Nurse. This site published a review and comment at the time.   The MSC connection is Bishop Leo Scharmach MSC who was ordained Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul on December 3rd…
Saturday, 16 June 2012 12:18

MSC INDONESIAN DEACONS ORDAINED IN NAGOYA

Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart went to Japan in the late 1940s.  In recent decades, missionaries from the Phillipines and Indonesia have worked in Japan.  The centre of MSC activity is in Nagoya (pictured). Aris Angwarmase, MSC, and Kiki Kuntag, MSC, who have been undertaking a cross cultural formation…
Friday, 15 June 2012 09:11

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

BLESSINGS TO VISISTORS TO THIS SITE ON THIS FEAST OF THE LOVE OF GOD IN A HUMAN HEART. The motto of Fr Jules Chevalier, founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, as 'May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved. Forever.'  We celebrate the presence of the Chevalier…
Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:19

RIP TERRY FALLON MSC

Brother Terry Fallon MSC died at the Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, on the morning of June 14th. He had spent the last years battling cancer. Terry Fallon was born on December 4th 1936 and joined the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart novitiate in 1959.  During his novitiate he opted for…
Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:28

MSC POSTER

With the Feast of the Sacred Heart tomorrow, June 15th, we are highlighting a new poster inviting people to consider joining the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The poster, featuring photos of a variety of MSC ministries, especially with students from the formation community at Blackburn, Victoria, was designed by…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:16

EUCARISTIC CONGRESS, DUBLIN

DUBLIN: THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS Amazing sunshine at the opening of the Eucharist Congress 2012 It was a day of football and faith. While the result from Poland wasn’t great it was a wonderful day in Dublin. We had over 12,000 pilgrims from Ireland, England, Korea, Peru, Canada, South Africa, in…
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 17:46

RIP PATRICK O'CONNELL

Pat O'Connell, who for many years was a Missionary of the Sacred Heart, has died at a nursing home in Hamilton, Victoria.  He had been living in Coleraine with his wife, Maria, and daughter.  He will be buried from Casterton where the O'Connell family came from. He had turned 80…
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:52

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

Recipients of Queen's Birthday honours include: Fr Peter Steele SJ, one of Australia's leading poets, a literature professor who served as Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Australia. Monsignor Tony Doherty, parish priest of Rose Bay, who served as Dean of St Mary's Cathedral and who was honoured for his…
Monday, 11 June 2012 09:45

RIP SISTER MARY CONSOLATA fdnsc

On the evening of 3rd June, after a very  long life and a comparatively short illness, Sr Mary Consolata died at the St Joseph’s Aged Care Facility, Kensington. Angela McKay, known as Sister Mary Consolata, was born on 6th August 1914 the third of five children.She went to school at…
Sunday, 10 June 2012 11:14

MCD UNIVERSITY OF DIVINITY

About MCD University of Divinity When Cardinal James Knox decided in the late 1960s that the Catholic Church should join the Melbourne College of Divinity, the seminaries of the religious orders in Melbourne opted to become part of this change in theological education which would lead to degrees in theology…
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:20

VIOLENCE IN WEST PAPUA

Wamena, 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. June 8, 2012 Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600   Dear Senator Carr,  Pax Christi Australia and Missionaries of the…
Friday, 08 June 2012 08:58

WADEYE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

The Aboriginal community of Wadeye in the Northern Territory has received a $7.7 million payout from the Government. For the past five years, the community has been battling the Government before the Human Rights Commission (HRC). It argued it has been the victim of racial discrimination because its school has…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 19:10

OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART: WADEYE

On the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, babies & children in Wadeye were consecrated to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Over 300 children in all. It was organised by Sr Tess Ward OLSH, with the assistance of Fr Leo Wearden msc, the parish priest. Photos courtesy…