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.

PROMOTING THE MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART

As we commemorated the death of Jules Chevalier yesterday, we acknowledged his mission outreach.  Nowadays some of the provinces are experiencing decline in numbers while others welcome increasing numbers.

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The question arises: how do we promote...

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JULES CHEVALIER DAY, 21st OCTOBER, 112th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.

With thanks to Liz Taylor OLSH who prepared this outline for the gathering of the Melbourne Chevalier Family commemorative gathering.

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An invitation to spend some moments reflecting on just some of the life events of the man...

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UPDATE ON MSC PRE-NOVITIATE PROGRAM, PASTORAL PLACEMENT.

Our three pre-novitiate students have spent this year at Cuskelly House in Blackburn. 

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Left to right, Daniel, Trieu, Dean

Before they enter the Novitiate on November 1st, they are spending a month in pastoral placement.  (If you want...

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MSC, 90 YEARS IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, CELEBRATIONS IN ALICE SPRINGS.

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The celebrants for the day wearing stoles painted for the occasion by Delores Furber, Kathleen Wallace and Therese Ryder.  Among those present as concelebrants was Rev Chris McPhee, MSC, Provincial, Missionaries of the Sacred...

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TRANSFORMING FORMATION HOUSES.  AN MSC-US STORY

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Before the US story and photos, a reminder our Australian formation-location history.

In fact, In Australia, the MSC have had quite a history of Formation houses, of increasing numbers and then decreasing numbers and...:

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Croydon, today's...

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CHEVALIER COLLEGE STUDENT, DARCY HOWARD, ORDER OF AUSTRALIA/YOUTH AWARD.

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 It was a very proud day for the Howard family and Chevalier College Principal Chris McDermott on Friday 20 September when the group attended a very special presentation at NSW Government House in Sydney.

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Year 12...

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IN MEMORIAM: JOHN RATE MSC – access to tributes and to Requiem Mass streaming.

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It is a week since John was buried at St Mary’s Towers, Douglas Park.  There have been so many tributes that it is beyond the capacity of our website to carry them all and we are not equipped to incorporate...

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90 YEARS MSC IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA  -  HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN ALICE SPRINGS

 

Last weekend there was a celebration in Alice Springs to commemorate 90 years of MSC presence in Central Australia.

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Fr James Long MSC

Here is an abbreviated history (yet still quite long) from the OLSH Alice...

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                                                UPDATE ON THE MSC PACIFIC UNION, FROM THE GENERAL CONFERENCE

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                                                In the final sessions of the General Conference, the members looked...

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COMPARING NOTES: OLD CHURCH, NEW CHURCH

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Bernadette Wallis at the launch at the Yarra Theological Union Study Centre

Dear Mother, Dear Father, a collection of letters (with introductions and comments) by John Wallis, 1927-1949.

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John Wallis was a distinguished Australian priest, founder...

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MSC GENERAL CONFERENCE IN KOREA/ KOREAN STYLE AND STYLES.

GENERAL CONFERENCE LOCAL COSTUMES

The MSC Korea Province hosted the 25th MSC GENERAL CONFERENCE, September 24 - October 6, 2019.

Present were the General Administration; 20 Provincial Superiors, 3 Union Superiors, Moderators, Translators and Secretaries.

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On Sept....

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