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Thursday, 15 September 2011 11:31

RIP: FR BILL VAN DER LINDEN MSC

Fr Bill van der Linden MSC has died in the early hours of September 15th 2011. Born in Holland, he migrated to Australia after World War II and studied at Douglas Park, NSW, where he made his novitiate with first profession on 26th February 1957.  After his seminary years at…
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:35

MSC SUPERIOR GENERAL

Mark McDonald, of the United States, was re-elected as Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.  He has served as Superior General from 2005-2011.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:27

MSC USA: JUBILEES

Celebrating 230 Years of Ministry as Religious Monday, 12 September 2011 09:35 On September 3, 2011, the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, D.D., J.C.L., transformed the regularly scheduled Saturday Anticipated Mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Church, Watertown, New York, into a joyous celebration of thanksgiving and praise for…
Monday, 12 September 2011 10:27

OLSH CENTENARY: MOTHER MARY CHANEL BERGIN

On the occasion of the centenary of the Australian Province of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, a memoir on the first provincial superior, Mother Mary Chanel Bergin, has been circulated. MOTHER MARY CHANEL (MARY BERGIN) 1866 – 1949 Mother Mary Chanel was the first Provincial Superior…
Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:55

MSC GENERAL CHAPTER: AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVES

Back row:  John Walker (invited), Leo Wearden (delegate), Tim Brennan (delegate) Front row: Tony Arthur (preparation committee), John Mulrooney (Provincial), Roy O'Neill (Secretariat), Chris McPhee (delegate)
Friday, 09 September 2011 14:04

CENTENARY

OLSH CENTENARY: AUSTRALIAN PROVINCE This weekend sees the celebrations of the OLSH Centenary of the establishment of the Australian Province. The main celebrations are in Sydney but also taking place in many parts of the country. MSC Provincial Superior, John Mulrooney writes:  'I have taken over to the OLSH Provincial…
Friday, 09 September 2011 08:54

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF FR CHEVALIER'S WRITINGS

At the General Chapter in Madrid on Tuesday 7th September, Fr Henry Twohig of the Irish Province (at the left of the picture) visited the Chapter to present the translation of the writings of the Founder, Fr Jules Chevalier.   He has devoted the last six years to translating the…
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 18:25

MSC GENERAL CHAPTER

The General Chapter commences Tuesday, 06 September 2011  El ESCORIAL, Spain On September 6, the General Chapter commenced officially with the welcoming words by the Spanish Provincial P. Wifredo Arribas Sancho. He also mentioned the 75th anniversary of the Martyrdom of our fathers and brothers in Canet del Mar and…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 18:30

MSC PROFESSIONS IN AFRICA

First Religious Profession in UAF Sunday, 04 September 2011 KINSHASA, Congo After one full year of novitiate, nine young Africans from Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal made they first vows on August 28, 2011. A grand-Mass was celebrated in Marie Madeleine Parish in Kinshasa. The newly-professeds’ vows were…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:49

CONFERENCE

Brookes University, Oxford, and the University of Ghent in Belgium were co-sponsors of a conference first: The Catholic Church and Cinema, Power, Influence and Production. While there have been many conferences of film and theology and spirituality, this was a first to consider the role of the Church and its…
Sunday, 04 September 2011 08:38

MSC GENERAL CHAPTER, 2011

General Chapter, September 5-24, 2011 ROME, Italy - The General Chapter of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will be held in September 2011 in Spain. The theme of the Chapter is: OBEDIENCE AND MISSION. The motto of the Chapter is: “In verbo tuo laxabo rete”( At your word I…
Saturday, 03 September 2011 05:53

JULES CHEVALIER, CAUSE FOR BEATIFICATION

Friday, 02 September 2011 ISSOUDUN, France Saturday, September 3, on the occasion of the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at Issoudun, Bishop Armand Maillard, archbishop of Bourges, will officially announce that he has received the “nihil obstat from the Holy See for the cause…
Saturday, 03 September 2011 05:42

MSC ORDINATION AND PROFESSION IN MEXICO

Eulalio Chino Flores, MSC makes Final Profession Friday, 02 September 2011 TLALPAN, D.F., México On August 13, 2011 the confrere Eulalio Chino Flores, MSC, a member of the Canadian Province made his final profession at the San José formation house. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by P. Juan Ouellet,…
EMMANUEL KELLY - MONIVAE COLLEGE - THE X-FACTOR AUSTRALIA 2011 AUDITIONS This story has been all over the tabloid Melbourne TV stations. Emmanuel Kelly is a boarder at Monivae College - I think in Yr 12 this year. He sang with the group of students when we recorded the Monivae…
Friday, 02 September 2011 03:15

MSC DUTCH PROVINCE, NEW BOOK

  “Moved by the World” A Book on the History of the Dutch MSC Province Wednesday, 31 August 2011 TILBURG, the Netherlands - Moved by the World is a highly readable history of the Dutch MSC Province. It is full of stories about how Dutch MSC missionaries went about their…
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:39

DIAMOND JUBILEES, OLSH

In July, three Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart celebrated their Diamond Jubilees of profession. Sister Constance   Sister Lorraine   Sister M St Bernard  
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:13

MSC PRINCIPALS VISIT ISSOUDUN

  Cor Novum in Issoudun provided a program for MSC School Principals and other school administrators. John Mulrooney led the group. It included: From Daramalan : Rita Daniels (Principal) and Barry Smith MSC From Chevalier: Chris McDermott (Principal) and Graeme Selmes From Downlands: Stephen McIllhatton (Principal) and Anne McAtomney From…
Monday, 29 August 2011 13:01

ASYLUM SEEKERS

      Asylum seekers get outings nod Cairns Catholic priest says asylum seekers at a Cape York detention centre in far north Queensland have been granted permission to take part in organised excursions. Father Laurie Bissett has been visiting detainees at the Scherger facility near Weipa for five months.
Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:57

MSC IRELAND: TAMWORTH PARISH, UK

MSCs bid farewell to Tamworth parish   After 33 years of ministry, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart bid farewell to the parish of St John the Baptist in Tamworh, Staffordshire on the last weekend of August 2011. The MSC took over administration of the parish from the Archdiocese of…
Thursday, 25 August 2011 16:58

FAREWELL TO JULIE TAYLOR

JULIE TAYLOR LEAVES CHEVALIER INSTITUTE FOR NEW ROLE After almost nine years, Julie Taylor has resigned from Chevalier Institute www.chevalierinstitute.org.au to take up a new role as the Mission Integration Manager for the St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Julie was one of the co-founders of the Chevalier Institute in 2003,…
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:10

SILVER JUBILEE, ROME

P. Wahyudi celebrates Silver Jubilee of His Priesthood Wednesday, 24 August 2011 ROME, Italy On August 23, 2011 P. Wahyudi Franciscus Xaverius, MSC, the Second Assistant General and the Superior of the Generalate Community, celebrated the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of His Priestly Ordination. This event was marked by a solemn Eucharistic…
Sunday, 21 August 2011 14:41

FRANK NATALE MSC, FINAL VOWS

Frank Natale, son of Dennis and Jerrie Natale, has declared his intent to profess life-long vows as a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC), an international religious congregation with a past history of ministry in the diocese of Youngstown that spanned more than 50 years. His vows…
Sunday, 21 August 2011 08:55

MSC USA

GROWTH IN THE FORMATION PROGRAM From the US Province site:  It’s no secret that in the United States, the number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life has been in serious decline for several years, yet in our experience, there are still many young people out there who are…
Saturday, 20 August 2011 10:45

MSC PROFESSION, ITALY

  Two Italian Novices make First Profession Friday, 19 August 2011 ROME, Italy After having completed one year of novitiate at the European Novitiate in Cork, Ireland the two Italian novices, Andrea Ruiu and Matteo Zinna made their first profession in the Italian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred…
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 06:37

FATHER TED McGRATH msc

Fr Ted McGrath MSC worked with Eileen O'Connor in the foundation of the Brown Nurses.  This had unforeseen consequences for Fr McGrath and his life as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart, his war service and his exile from Australia for almost thirty years. John Hosie, author of the life…
Sunday, 14 August 2011 13:31

EDUCATION PROJECT: NIMOWA

  For many years, Fr Tony Young MSC has worked in Eastern Papua and on the island of Nimowa.  At present he is involved in Education projects for the island.  Dr Alphonse Gely, Senior Research Fellow at the National Research Institute published two articles on this work in the Pacific…
Saturday, 13 August 2011 09:13

ARCHBISHOP KARL HESSE MSC

Resignation of the Archbishop of Rabaul Friday, 12 August 2011 RABAUL, Papua New Guinea On August 11, 2011 the Holy Father Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea), presented by Archbishop Karl Hesse, MSC, in conformity to canon 401 §…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 08:29

MSC PROFESSION, COLOMBIA

  First Profession and Renewal of Vows Tuesday, 09 August 2011 On August 6, Fr. Luis Segura and the MSC community in Colombia welcomed a new member as Miguel Henrry Piamba made his first profession of vows at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Bogota. On the same day, six members…
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:06

CHRISTMAS ISLAND - MALAYSIA

  August 8, 2011   Hon Chris Bowen MP Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Parliament House M1/45 Canberra ACT 2600   Dear Minister   I am writing to you on behalf of the NSW Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes’ Social Justice Committee. This body, which represents many thousands of…
Saturday, 06 August 2011 22:00

GOLDEN JUBILEES AND ARCHIVES

We celebrated the Golden Jubilees of ordination of Adrian Meaney, Patrick Sharpe, Paul Castley, Brian Taylor, Kevin Barr, Russell Andersen and Michael Fallon.  Photo files can produce images both new and old.  This is the old.  Back to 1961 at Sacred Heart Monastery, Croydon.