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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SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MASS BY FATHER WILLIAM CONNORS MSC


The celebration on Wednesday, September 15, at Pirlangimpi, Melville Island,  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the First Mass celebrated there by Missionary of the Sacred Heart, Father William Connors, was a memorable and enjoyable occasion.

Read more: CELEBRATION AT GARDEN POINT

 

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CLAUDE MOSTOWIK MSC RE-ELECTED NATIONAL PRESIDENT

 

 At the 2010 National Conference in Melbourne, September 17-19, Claude Mostowik was re-elected national president of the international organisation which promotes and campaigns for peace, Pax Christi.  Claude is Director of the MSC Office for Justice and Peace, located at Erskineville in Sydney.

 

Read more: PAX CHRISTI

FRANK MOLONEY SDB ON CHALLENGE AND HOPES

FUTURE FRONTIERS FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE.

 

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 "We are now facing "new frontiers" or death. This does not necessarily mean that we have to "go elsewhere," although that may be an important part  of our future. It means, fundamentally, that we need to look at "what" we are doing, "where" we are doing it, and above all “why" we are doing it.

   

Read more: FUTURE FRONTIERS FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE

BY DENNIS MURPHY MSC

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For the sake of brevity, a number of persons and details deserving mention have not been mentioned in this account.  A more detailed history is being written for later publication.

This text draws mainly on early accounts written by Father Malcolm Fyfe, plus reports on the main events sent each year to the General House for publication in the Album Societatis. 

 

Read more: BRIEF HISTORY OF MSC INDIA

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FRENCH PROVINCIAL'S REFLECTIONS

They came in their hundreds, from parishes on the coast and in the mountains, some walking for five days to share in the great celebration of the 125th anniversary of the arrival of three Missionaries of the Sacred Heart on Yule Island.

Read more: MSC PNG - 125 years

APIA CELEBRATES IN BANGALORE

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ON August 21st,  the MSC of the Indian Union celebrated their first twenty-five years of existence.  The eighty-five members of the Union were joined by the MSC leaders of Asia and the Pacific,  together with  two of the General Council, for a special mass and celebration at Chevalier Bhavan , Bellendur Gate, Bangalore.

Read more: INDIA MSC SILVER JUBILEE

NEW BOOK BY ADRIAN MEANEY AND JIM LITTLETON

cimg4621Darcy Morris was an outstanding member of the Australian MSC Province. As the title of the new 68 page booklet by Adrian Meaney and Jim Littleton highlights, 'Ahead of His Time'.

 

Although Darcy Morris died at the age of fifty in 1955, he achieved a great deal within in the province, lecturing in Scripture after returning from Roman studies and serving as prefect of students when the seminary training was in Sydney in the 1930s. With the transfer of the students to Croydon, Victoria, he brought with him a breadth of interest in all areas of study, inspiring an intellectual curiosity that was all-encompassing.

 

Read more: HENRY DARCY MORRIS MSC - A PORTRAIT

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Read more: Gospel of Love - launch/concert

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On Tuesday 17th August an historic Memorandum of Understanding between the NSW Department of Health and the Civil Chaplaincies Advisory Committee was signed in North Sydney.

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Roy O'Neill and Ian Duncan, Chair of Civil Chaplaincies
signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

Read more: NSW HOSPITAL CHAPLAINS

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TRENT THE PLACE TO BE

The Council of Trent may have concluded in the mid-sixteenth century, but in July 2010 it was once again the focus of theological activity as some 600 Catholic Ethicists gathered for a conference (July 24-27).

 

Read more: INTERNATIONAL MORAL THEOLOGY CONFERENCE 2010

 

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MSC formators and MSC Brothers from the APIA region meet in India from August 16th to 26th.

Read more: APIA 2010 FORMATION CONFERENCE, BANGALORE