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.

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The Melbourne College of Divinity recently conferred the Degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology (Honoris Causa) on Father Peter Malone MSC for his “outstanding contribution to theological learning” and education in Australia and especially for “his significant contribution to bringing a critical Christian perspective to the study, interpretation and enjoyment of the visual media”. 
The Melbourne College of Divinity recently conferred the Degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology (Honoris Causa) on Father Peter Malone MSC for his “outstanding contribution to theological learning” and education in Australia and especially for “his significant contribution to bringing a critical Christian perspective to the study, interpretation and enjoyment of the visual media”. The Encomium on the occasion of the conferral of the degree went on to say:

“This engagement with popular culture for forty years has had an enormous social and cultural impact on both the national and international stage. This impact is evidenced in his many lectures and seminars, and participation in, and presiding over, international juries in film festivals in Catholic, Protestant and Islamic contexts”.

Peter has served in a variety of offices in international organizations on social communications. He has been a member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, Pacific Regional, and later World President of the International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audio-Visuals. He was the inaugural President of SIGNIS (the World Catholic Association for Communication) and currently serves on its cinema desk. He is an Associate of the Australian Catholic Office if Film and Broadcasting. He is also a prolific author and has lectured on film and communication in many parts of the world, most recently at the “Film and Faith 2 Seminar” at the MSC run Communication Foundation for Asia in Manila, where he launched his latest book Film and Faith. In this book he speaks of his own theological and spiritual approach to the world of films.

“The search for God is one of the greatest enterprises in human history. God has made known an infinite love for us through Jesus Christ, but to many, Jesus is unknown, and to many others, merely a name …. Today’s films contribute to the questioning of life and its values and therefore, form an important part of the search for God. In so far as they communicate to worldwide audiences who can, in turn, communicate their response to one another, many films aid people in their search”.

These days, Peter Malone, resides in London, which provides him with a home-base for his many international commitments, most recently at film festivals in Iran and Argentina.