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.

RIP, DENIS EDWARDS

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The Missionaries of the Sacred  Heart offer sympathy and prayers to the Archdiocese of Adelaide on the death of their priest and theologian, Denis Edwards.

Msgr Edwards, 75, died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after suffering a stroke on the weekend.

A senior lecturer in...

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SOME SIGNIFICANT MARCH DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY - 2019

March 25th has many entries, a significant day. It includes the foundation of the Handmaids of the Lord in 1918 by Archbishop Alain de Boismenu MSC.

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Mary Drum, MSC Provincial Australia, and Paul, MSC PNG

However, there are quite a...

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SURGERY AND TREATMENT FOR HEART OF LIFE CENTRE DIRECTOR

That sounds  a somewhat sensational heading – but it is designed to draw attention to the beginning of 2019 at Heart of Life.

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Last month, HOL director (since 2014), Paul Beirne, had surgery on face and neck, putting him out of...

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MSC BROTHERS, AND A DIP INTO THE ARCHIVES, GEORGE CARTER MSC

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MSC Brothers at the APIA Conference, Sydney, 2018

American MSC Brother, Warren Perrotto, working in Fiji, has written on the vocation of the MSC Brother. Here is one of his focus points.

Jesus walked on earth as Brother. He...

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PNG INDIGENOUS SISTERS – YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD THIS STORY

We know that quite a number of religious congregations of sisters were established with the help of MSC bishops and priests.

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Indigenous Sisters, Daughters of Mary Immaculate, New Britain.

We also know the stories of the Japanese...

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AN ‘ALL-OUT BATTLE’ AGAINST THE ABUSE OF MINORS

We support the Vatican meeting on abuse - and its hoped-for developments.

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Mebers of End Clergy Abuse and survivors

The time has come for an "all-out battle" against the abuse of minors, erasing this abominable crime from the face of the...

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GOLDEN JUBILEES OF PROFESSION, 1969-2019.

Congratulations to the men who are celebrating 50 years of profession.

The actual day was 1st March. Celebrations for the jubilarians (and for some of those 60 years and 70 years professed), March 2nd.

And, in alphabetical order.

Henk Bosman

Henk Bosman MSC.

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MSC ORDINATIONS AND PROFESSIONS 2018.

PROFESSION PACIFIC UNION 6

 

Numbers joining the congregation go up and down. Recently we featured four men joining in Australia.

Here are some photo reminders from other provinces and regions.

PACIFIC UNION

PROFESSION PACIFIC UNION 7

 

INDONESIA

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CAMEROUN

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PHILIPPINES

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INDIA

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FIRST FRIDAY OF MARCH, CHEVALIER FAMILY JUSTICE AND PEACE REFLECTION.

 

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A message and resolutions

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PROFESSION ANNIVERSARY TIME AGAIN

26th February used to be the traditional date for first professions.

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This means that in 2019, we celebrate 70 years for Martin Wilson who lives at the Chevalier Resource Centre, Kensington. We remember his years of teaching philosophy in the seminary, his...

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