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.

Current News


Abzalon underwater symbol of his ministry

One of the immediate reactions to this photo by some MSC concrete is was that it might be seen as a symbol of the ministry of the Superior General, a kind of swimming with sharks. In fact, this idea appeared in one or other of the Facebook comments!

However, we can be reassured by the former Vicar Apostolic of the Marshall Islands, Ray T. Sabio MSC who posted this comment: Thanks be to God. The whale-sharks (called butanding locally in Oslob, Cebu, Philippines) are kind, compassionate and merciful, so they did not devour nor harm Fr. General Absalon Alvarado. Otherwise, an election for a new General will be done. These whale sharks have Filipino hearts, meek and mild.

Abzalon cebu

And there were other photos, photos of welcome for Abzalon. In fact, our Superior General assured us he was all right (adding a personal comment: heheheh!). 

abzalon philippines lapu lapu

(Safe at last on land in Lapu Lapu.)

(A thought would be to ask leaders what symbols they would choose to communicate how they experienced their ministry!)

Abzalon underwater symbol of his ministry