Who we are

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.

Ministry Mission

Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.

Peace, Justice, Creation

We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.

Spirituality

We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

SISTER MARGARET SULLIVAN OLSH – A TRIBUTE

Missionary Sister recognised for decades of service in Kiribati

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Sr Margaret Sullivan FDNSC (seated) with her sister, Denise, a Dominican Sister. Photo: Catholic Weekly/Alphonsus Fok.

After a remarkable 65 years as a missionary in one of the...

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RIP JEAN VANIER, ONE OF THE GREATS OF OUR TIME.

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, the international community for people with learning disabilities, has died in Paris at the age of 90.

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In a statement on L’Arche’s website, its leaders said: “Jean passed away peacefully today . . ....

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INTERFAITH SYMPATHY AFTER THE SRI LANKA KILLINGS, DARWIN CATHOLICS AND MUSLIMS, LETTER OF MALCOLM FYFE MSC, VICAR GENERAL

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In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday killings of so many Catholics in the Churches in Sri Lanka, the secretary of the Islamic Society of Darwin, Robiul Islam, wrote a...

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MSC SISTERS CELEBRATE 90 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA.           

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It was in May 1928 that Sister Liboria MSC, the American Provincial at the time, landed with a group of sisters in Australia. In the early years, they worked with the Salesian priests at their newly-founded college in Sunbury,...

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CHEVALIER FAMILY JUSTICE AND PEACE, FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER

The members of the Chevalier Family, Lay MSC, OLSH Sisters, MSC Sisters, MSC Brothers and Priests, invite us to pray for and reflect on Heart Spirituality Justice Isses.

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JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity  of Creation)

Fr. Jules...

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MSC PERSONNEL: 'THERE WERE  MOVEMENTS AT THE STATIONS...', (THANKS TO BANJO PATERSON FOR THE ADAPTED QUOTE!).

Some recent information on appointments.

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BILL BRADY MSC. Completing his term as Community Leader in Adelaide and moving to Randwick parish.

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EDMOND TRAVERS MSC. In recent years a...

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SOME SIGNIFICANT MAY DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY 2019

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A reminder that the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Randwick was opened in 1888, only a few years after the arrival of the first MSC in Sydney. The parish in those days extended to Botany.

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An article on Our Lady...

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LES MURRAY, RIP, EMINENT POET – AN MSC CONNECTION

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Many of us hoped that Les Murray would win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He has died at 80.  RIP.

In 1985, on the occasion of MSC presence in Australia, there was a National Congress in major cities, A New Heart for a New World. Les...

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MAY 1st, MAYDAY,  WORKERS AND ST JOSEPH

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Jules Chevalier bequeathed Heart Spirituality, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, and a devotion to St Joseph to the Chevalier Family – Model and Patron of those who love the Sacred Heart.  Here is some background and some different St Joseph pictures,

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CYCLONE KENNETH, DEVASTATION IN MOZAMBIQUE

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Perhaps visitors to this site are more alert to cyclones in Mozambique because of the recent MSC foundation there. it was in the diocese of Pemba which was the main target of the cyclone, the second to ravage Mozambique within a short time.

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TOP END WEDDING, WURRUMIYANGA, BATHURST ISLAND, AND FR PAT MARA MSC

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No, this is not an announcement that Fr Pat Mara is getting married!! Rather, the film. Top End Wedding is opening around Australia on Thursday May 2nd.

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Pat has sent this report about the film-making and the involvement of...

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