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: Tuesday, 01 January 2019 22:06
SOME SIGNIFICANT JANUARY DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY, 2019
Archbishop Couppe MSC, See January 15th and January 31st
Motherhood of God
Feast of the Epiphany - one of Chevalier's favourite feast. The true nature of God is manifested through the flesh of the infant...
- Published: Monday, 31 December 2018 21:28
WELCOME BACK. BLESSINGS FOR 2019
What the world needs now is – Compassion.
2019, in Australia will be an election year. Will we vote for compassion? For the first peoples of Australia, for the refugees, for asylum seekers, the detained? For the victims of violence, especially in our...
- Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 22:37
PNG CONGREGATION CENTENARY, 1918-2018, HANDMAIDS OF THE LORD.
A celebration of the centenary, with photos of the Mass, presided over by Cardinal John Ribat MSC.
Earlier this week we noted the presence of the MSC and OLSH, first Catholic missionaries to be sent to Papua New Guinea.
- Published: Monday, 24 December 2018 22:07
WISHING EVERYONE ALL CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Australia, wish all our visitors peace for Christmas -
and gifts of hope and joy for 2019.
The image, relevant in this time of refugees, is by Kelly Latimore (Google:
Kelly Latimore’s website
- Published: Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:27
CELEBRATING THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTHOOD: PAT AUSTIN MSC
Friday 14th December was the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood for Pat Austin.
He enjoyed a small, quiet celebration on Sunday, a Mass at the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington. He was joined by three members of his novitiate year,...
- Published: Sunday, 23 December 2018 22:15
OUR SITE DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
While we enjoy Christmas Day and the time off before the beginning of 2019, our site is going to have a break as well.
But, let's welcome the spirit of Christmas on its eve,
There will be a Christmas greeting on Christmas Day - and then we will...
- Published: Monday, 17 December 2018 23:41
PNG NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION
The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was the first religious congregation to be entrusted with the mission to Papua New Guinea. The French went to Yule Island/ Bereina, the Germans to New Britain, the Australians to Eastern Papua, the Americans to New...
- Published: Friday, 21 December 2018 22:21
MEMORIES OF CYCLONE TRACY, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, 1974. DIARY ENTRIES, JOE KELLY
Gerry Burke sent these diary entries by Joe Kelly,St John's College - we thought that those who remember the events might like to read these memories; we thought that for those who don't remember, the...
- Published: Sunday, 16 December 2018 22:57
REFLECTION ON SOME WALKING: PAUL CASTLEY MSC
On a huge hill,
Cragged and steep, Truth stands and he that will
Reach her, about must, and about must go.
And what the hill’s suddenness resists, win so;
John Donne Satyre 3. 79-82
Those powerful lines became my theme song as I walked,...
- Published: Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:19
GREETINGS FROM SAIGON, SEASONS WISHES FROM BOB IRWIN MSC
- AND BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS TIME (and New year while I am at it!).
For the relevance of this photo, see below!
You have been very lucky this year...I have not written since 1st November! Since then, of...
- Published: Saturday, 15 December 2018 08:30
MSC MISSION OFFICE PROJECTS
Yesterday we acknowledged Adrian Meaney MSC at 85. Here we have some reminders of his work and that of the MSC Mission Offce.
Fr Benoit Gueye msc from Thohoyandou Parish Diocese of Tzaneen recently writes to us. “Dear Fr Adrian. I am sending you a...