ACKNOWLEDGING JOHN BOSMAN MSC, 80.

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John Bosman was born on April 6th 1940, a month before the Nazi invasion and occupation of the Netherlands, May 1940

The Bosman family migrated to Australia in the 1950s, settling in Adelaide.

John made his novitiate in 1959, profession on February 26th...

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LAUGHTER, THE BEST MEDICINE? SOME MORE HELPFUL DOSES!

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With a positive response to last week's selection of cartoons, we thought we should post some more cheer in these difficult, physical distancing times.

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And a selection for dog lovers. 

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And practical for the housebound...

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IN OUR ISOLATION, OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE MSC STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

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THE BELOVED AMAZON

Report from Humberto Henriques MSC

Before we had to stop the accompaniments because of the restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic, I had the opportunity to travel to our MSC mission in Amazonas...

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CHEVALIER FAMILY JUSTICE AND PEACE, FIRST FRIDAY - AN INTENTION FROM MSC AFRICA

The First Friday of April 2020 is not what we anticipated.  We have the monthly poster. 

April ENGHowever, below the poster is a letter from our Cameroun confrere, Jonas Hassan Mouchi MSC, writing from the formation house...

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LAUGHTER, THE BEST MEDICINE? BUT IT CAN HELP.

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In these difficult, sometimes distressing times, some humour can offer some light relief.

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These cartoons have been circulating and you may have seen them.  More later, in weeks to come...

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a tip for successfully working from home.

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Lockdown...

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KENSINGTON MONASTERY LOCKDOWN – BUT PHOTOS STILL ACCESSIBLE

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Back Row: Ted Merritt, Roger Purcell, John Kelliher. Front row: Herman Kooyman.

As noted on the site last week, Kensington is in lockdown.  You won’t be able to visit for some time – and the community can’t visit you. ...

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BEST WISHES TO THE MSC SISTERS WORLDWIDE, 120 YEARS

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On March 25th, the MSC Sisters celebrate the anniversary of their foundation, their founder Hubert Linckens MSC, the spirit of Jules Chevalier MSC.

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Below some pictures of the PNG Sisters celebration, with thanks to Rosemary Lavarabin and...

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SOME SIGNIFICANT APRIL DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY, 2020

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Some emphasis on buildings during this month – and mission outreach.

However…

In years to come, March-April, 2020, will be remembered as the months in which covid-19 moved to rapid expansion around the whole world.

We remember...

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Update on Sacred Heart Monastery and St Mary’s Towers, Douglas Park, Lockdown

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Letter from Provincial, Chris McPhee. 

St Vincent’s Care Services and the MSC Aged Care Committee have directed that as of midnight tonight, Sacred Heart Monastery and St Mary’s Towers, Douglas Park are to...

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REMEMBERING THE GREAT FLU AND OUR LADY’S NURSES

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 Masked influenza relief workers outside Blackfriar’s Depot, Chippendale, Sydney, 1919. Randwick City Library, local history collection.

Recalling the Great Flu of 1919 and the Heroism of Our Lady’s Nurses for the...

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MARY, FROM THE ANNUNCIATION CONSENT TO THE FOOT OF THE CROSS.

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From the Formation House in Vietnam, modelled on the Crucifixion and Mary at the foot of the cross in the Basilica in Issoudun.

This reflection for March 25th, Feast of the Annunciation, begins with an anecdote. It concerns our...

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