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.

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On March 19th, Paul Castley set out on his Via Francigena pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome.

After the Alps, he walked through northern Italy and sent a message from Siena.  This week, he reported that he has almost reached Rome.  Since June 29th, the Golden Jubilee of his ordination, is...

Read more: OUR PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: III

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June 23rd is the anniversary of the death of Fr Darcy Morris MSC.  He died in 1955.

Last year Fr Jim Littleton MSC (with Adrian Meaney MSC) published a short book on Darcy Morris.  It seemed an opportune moment to bring the book to our site visitors’ attention in case they missed the notice...

Read more: MSC WRITING: BOOKLETS

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Bishop F.X. Gsell MSC

 

Francis Xavier Gsell was born in Alsace in 1872 shortly after Franco-Prussian War. His family had been French, but shortly before his birth the Alsace became German.

He studied to be a priest and was ordained in Rome before coming to Dawin in 1906

In 1909 he became a naturalised Australian and in 1911, he went to the Tiwi Islands to established a mission - he lived with Tiwi for the next 27 years

Bishop Gsell became concerned by the marriage customs among the Tiwi people, and began a practice by which he ‘bought’ young girls who had been betrothed to older men, freeing these girls to receive education at the mission school and, in time, to marry men of their own choosing.

In all he bartered for 150 young girls, which later led to him being called “the Bishop with 150 wives”.

 

Read more: CENTENARY OF BATHURST ISLAND MASS

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Claude Mostowik MSC spent two weeks on Christmas Island.  A report of his stay was placed on this website.  He has sent the front page of the local paper. 

To view the page, click Claude's photo.

Read more: More on Easter at Christmas Island, 2011

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Fr Chris Monaghan CP, President of the Yarra Theological Union, welcomes those attending the book launch of Jesus... According to the Scriptures on June 7th 2011.

The book was launched with a presentation by Fr Brian Boyle.

 

To see the cover with a comment from Fr Michael Fallon MSC, click the photo above.

For a description of the book, click Read More.

Jesus... According to the Scriptures was published by Chevalier Press.  Enquiries can be made to the Chevalier Press Office,

Box 13 Kensington, 2033

(02) 9662 7894/ 9662 7188

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Read more: MSC WRITINGS: JESUS... ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES

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THE WAY OF THE HEART

 

On June 15th, the Heart of Life Spirituality Centre hosted an e-conference for the Conference of Spiritual Directors, Australia.  The production was made by the team from the diocese of Broken Bay.

The theme was The Way of the Heart, Journeys of Transformation.  It was transmitted on line from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm and was watched by several hundred viewers.

The complete conference can be seen on line.  Go to the website for CSD, the Conference of Spiritual Directors and follow the headings to connect to the conference site.  Each section of the conference is separately archived - check the right-hand column.

Go to: www.csdaust.com

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Read more: e-conference THE WAY OF THE HEART

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Staff of St Paul's Catholic Centre, Kiribati.

Centre is the previous director, Sister Teneti OLSH; left is the new lay director, Iatinta.

 

Until now, the St Paul's Centre in Kiribati, the audiovisual centre, had as its director a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.  The director is now a...

Read more: HEART RADIO KIRIBATI LAUNCH

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CathBlog - Priest's detention centre shock

Published: June 13, 2011

BY LAURIE BISSETT 

 I recently visited the Scherger Detention Centre outside Weipa on the West Coast of the Gulf/Cape York.

I am the Administrator of the Sacred Heart Mission Parish in the Torres Strait and based in Thursday Island, but encompassing Bamaga and environs and Weipa, which I visit once a month.

On a recent visit, while enjoying the Community cuppa after Mass, I was approached by a lady from the Scherger Detention Authority who enquired of the possibility of my visiting the Centre.

Read more: SCHERGER DETENTION CENTRE

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The SIGNIS  Pacific issued a statement on the need for authorities, Church and civil, to develop broadband services for the small Pacific countries, services that developed nations take for granted.  This is important for countries like Fiji, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea where members of the...

Read more: IT AND BROADBAND FOR THE PACIFIC

 

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On Wednesday, there was a centenary celebration on Bathurst Island/ Nguiu.  Besides the centenary Mass, there was the opening of the extension and improvements to the historical museum and a Confirmation ceremony.

Many of those who worked on the island were present, including Sister Anne Gardiner FDNSC, Leo Wearden MSC, along with Bishop Eugene Hurley of Darwin, Fr John Mulrooney MSC, Provincial Superior, and a number of MSC and OLSH who work or who have worked in the Northern Territory.  They joined local people with the present Parish priest Fr Peter Huan MSC.

 

Read more: 8th JUNE CELEBRATION AT BATHURST ISLAND

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Social Networks for Christian Connection is subtitled Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity in a Digital Age.  Prepared by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, this statement highlights the reality of social...

Read more: WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY 2011