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.


We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

MSC are the initials for the Latin words, Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis,which mean Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Who are the MSC?

formation community bundeenaWe are a group of priests and brothers trying to be and bring the message of God’s love to the world in the life we lead and the work we do. This love is something real and alive – not just a nice idea – the way Jesus makes it real and alive across the pages of the Gospel in the way he treats each person he meets.

Our way of life

Usually living as part of a group or community, we share our talents, time and resources together. Being part of a team means we’re not isolated but have others to support, encourage and challenge us. We live what’s known as religious life, which means a life marked by prayer (personally and as a community), ministries of service and the vows of obedience n fraternal charity, consecrated celibacy and evangelical poverty.

What do we do

Some other groups and orders were set up to do one particular job, like working in schools or with the sick. But we work wherever and however we’re needed.

As an MSC you could be working and ministering in many different ways.

You could be serving the people of a parish, teaching at university or school, sitting with the sick or their family as hospital chaplain, running a youth club, at development work in a mission country, guiding people through a retreat, lending a listening ear as a counsellor, helping people through the high of their wedding day or the low of a bereavement, and many other things in between.

Where do we work?

Being an MSC means working home or away. Active in 54 different countries, we are divided up into manageable areas called Provinces. Australia…

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