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.

In past years, February 26th was the principal date for MSC novices making their vows.

On February 7th 2011 Father Chris Keane celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination.

The three golden jubilarians for 26th February, 2011 are:

 

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Brother Reg Pritchard MSC

 

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Brother Terry Fallon MSC

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Father Frank Andersen MSC

 

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Silver Jubilee of Ordination: Father Chris Kean MSC

Read more: FEBRUARY - MSC JUBILEE MONTH

 

The Irish Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart is pleased to announce the election of Fr. Joseph McGee MSC as its next Provincial Superior.

Fr. Joe will succeed the present Provincial, Fr. Patrick Courtney MSC, some time later this year at a date to be determined by the Provincial Chapter that will take place in May.  Fr. Pat has been Provincial since 2005.

 

Read more: NEW IRISH PROVINCIAL

PRAY AS YOU CAN

Pray as you can is the title of a new website from the dioecese of Rockhampton.  It offers reflections and discussion material for each Sunday of the liturgical year.  The contributor for this material is Sister Kym Harris OSB who spent some years at Croydon helping the Sisters of Reparation at Olivet and then managing the house as a small Benedictine community before returning to Queensland.

What follows is the Home Page (minus the art work which is colourful and attractive in a simple way) containing a description of what is offered for each Sunday.

Read more: NEW PRAYER AND LITURGICAL WEBSITE

CA-MSC

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CA-MSC is the American MSC Conference (Conferencia Americana – MSC). In the past CA-MSC was called CAL (Conferencia America Latina) - MSC. It began in 1973 when they realized that our confreres were working hard and well, but had no communication among them. They were isolated from one another.

Recently, CA-MSC organized a meeting held in Paraguay from 17 to 22 January 2011. Thirty one confreres were present, and Fr. Mark was among those who attended the meeting. This 12th CA-MSC Meeting was held on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the prophetic voice of Fr. Antonio Montesinos O.P against colonization in 1511.

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Statue of Antonio Montesinos OP

Read more: MSC LATIN AMERICA

The Cor Novum Centre in Issoudun has a section on its website that offers a quotation from Fr Chevalier for each day.  It resumed activity on January 27th. Roland Douchin indicates how to navigate it.

A link will be added from this website: Heart Spirituality.

To all Provinces, Regions,...

Read more: COR NOVUM SITE

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At the 2010 Australian Provincial Chapter, there was a desire expressed for more international collaboration between provinces and regions.  We are seeking ways of fostering this.  After the 'Read More' rubric below, there are two reports of collaboration from the website of CFA, the Communications Foundation for Asia, the flagship for media and communication in the congregation.  (Readers of these reports will be tolerant as the reports refer to the news editor of this Australian Misacor site.)

 

Read more: MSC INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

OLSH SISTERS RECOGNISED FOR THEIR SERVICE

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MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Sister Aileen Josephine CROWE,

Sister Margaret Mary SULLIVAN,

Sister Eileen Mary KENNEDY

 

Read more: AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

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Bernie Smith MSC has died, February 9th, 2011.

 

From Western Australia, he was a 'late vocation' and studied at St Paul's National Seminary. He was ordained in 1979.

His ministry was primarily in parishes, beginning in Hindmarsh in the early 1980s.  He then spent the years, 1984-1991 in...

Read more: IN MEMORIAM FR BERNARD SMITH MSC

FR HUBERT LINCKENS MSC

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Excerpts from To the Ends of the Earth by Francis Baum MSC

Born in Wijlre, Holland, on 29th January, 1861, Peter Joseph Hubert Linckens was the second child of his fathers second marriage. His father, John Martin, had four children by his first wife, who died at the age of thirty-one. Hubert, as he was called, had three younger siblings. He was only eight when his mother died. So the father was assisted in his care of the family by a housekeeper, who wasnt very popular with the children. After some years, Huberts younger, fourteen year old sister took over the household.

Read more: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF HUBERT LINCKENS MSC

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Abbott John Klassen OSB visited Australia in 2010.  He reflects on the future of religious orders in the Church - and takes his views from the Prophets that our perspective should he hope.

Recall that the prophets not only announce to the people an end that the community cannot admit; they also proclaim a hope that the people can hardly believe. There are two dangers or temptations that arise in times of transition. The first is nostalgia, which is essentially a state of denial. The strategy of nostalgia denies that the loss has happened or is happening: with increasing desperation it attempts to cling to a way of life and of faith that are no more.

Read more: FUTURES

BOOKLET ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FR HUBERT LINCKENS MSC

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FOREWORD BY MSC SISTERS' SUPERIOR GENERAL

On January 29, 2011 we will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Father Hubert Linckens, MSC. On this occasion, Sister Francis Baum, MSC is offering us a brief reflection booklet on the person of Hubert Linckens. During his life he meant so much to many people as a son, brother, priest, teacher, Founder and Provincial of the North German Province of the MSC Society, Procurator for the South Sea Missions, General Councilor and Visitator in Rome, and Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart.

Read more: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH