Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.
Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.
We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.
We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.
- Published: Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:34
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...
- Published: Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:14
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...
- Published: Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:41
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”.
- Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:07
To view the page, click Claude's photo.
- Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2011 14:08
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
- Published: Thursday, 16 June 2011 14:46
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
- Published: Monday, 06 June 2011 16:39
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...
- Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:21
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.
- Published: Monday, 06 June 2011 16:32
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...
- Published: Monday, 13 June 2011 13:41
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.
- Published: Saturday, 04 June 2011 23:14
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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...