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: Thursday, 31 January 2019 19:48
SIGNIFICANT FEBRUARY DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY, 2019
Image of St Joseph
2 February, 1892
The title of Saint Joseph "Friend of the Sacred Heart" is changed to "Saint Joseph, patron and model of those of love the Sacred Heart".
5 February, 1900
Canonical Erection of the Congregation of MSC Sisters and approbation of the Statutes for five years.
6 February, 1855
Chevalier and Maugenest finish their second novena to the Blessed Virgin.
Their prayer is answered. They are promised 1000 francs, per year, from a generous benefactor, for their living expenses.
10 February, 1885
Fr. Verjus and three Italian Brothers leave Sydney for Thursday Island.
15 February, 1981
Fr. Juan Alonso Fernandez, MSC, of the Spanish Province, is violently assassinated in Guatemala. See poster below.
16 February, 1915
Fr. Charles Piperon dies in Thuin, Belgium. He was longtime companion and confidant of Jules Chevalier.
22 February, 1908
Marie Louise Hartzer, first Superior General of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, dies in Thuin, Belgium. She is buried four days later. Marie Louise had left France due to the expulsions of religious by the French Government.
23 February, 1945
29 Dutch MSC are freed form the concentration camp at Los Baños, Philippines.
24 February, 1985
Fr. Henri Verjus arrives at Thursday Island after having left Sydney earlier in the month.
25 February, 1875
The Vatican orders that, in future, all new images of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart must represent the Child Jesus on the arms of his mother, and not standing before her.