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


As visitors to our site would have been reading about John in hospital, news came through that he died during last night.

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Steve Dives sent the following message:

It is with great sadness that I advise that our  dear brother John Rate died suddenly last night at 10pm. He was in hospital in Adelaide and yesterday morning had shown signs of improvement. His suffering and pain is now over and he is with the God he loved and served so faithfully. May John now rest in the peace and joy of God’s eternal presence. We pray too for John’s family and for the many people who were touched by John’s love and ministry in so many places.


The photo above, with John in the centre, is a tribute to his years-long ministry with Marriage Encounter.