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.

THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM, 

A NECESSARY AND COMPELLING EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

This post is immediately relevant for Australian visitors to this site.

We hope that it will of interest and concern to visitors from beyond Australia

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Racism often surfaces in Australian life. Two films about the...

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SOME SIGNIFICANT SEPTEMBER DAYS FOR THE CHEVALIER FAMILY 2019

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This month there are quite a number of significant dates for both Jules Chevalier and Marie-Louise Hartzer

- the date for the naming of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the blessing of the statue at Issoudun, the profession of final...

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DEACON BONIFACE PERDJERT, HIS FUNERAL AND TRIBUTE, WADEYE, NT.

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While Deacon Boniface died in June, his funeral was celebrated on Friday August 23rd.  We thank Leo Wearden MSC for sending the ABC Report, reflections by Frank Brennan SJ, and a letter from the MSC Superior General, Fr Mario...

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STORIES AND PHOTOS OUT AND ABOUT.

Sometimes we catch a story, sometimes a photo.  Here is something of a roundup.

APPOINTMENTS

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Tan Nguyen MSC has taken up residence and ministry at Monivae College.

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Paul McCormack MSC is on his way to Henley Beach.

IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

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PROVINCIAL STATEMENT ON GARDEN POINT REPORT AND RESPONSE TO THE ABC

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Monday 26th August, ABC News 24 featured an item on Garden Point Melville Island, interviews with survivors from the Stolen Generation times.

Stolen from their mother and abused, children of Garden Point mission lead charge...

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BROTHER HERMAN KOOYMAN MSC IN DARWIN

Brother Herman Kooyman MSC lives in Darwin. He has had surgery on his legs and lives in care.  Today is his 83rd birthday.  Visitors to our site might like to hear about him, his scooter and mobility and his creative work.

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From the Deputy Provincial’s...

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MSC ITEMS FROM ADELAIDE, LAY, OLSH AND MSC

With the MSC withdrawal from Hindmarsh Parish last month, here are some final stories for the record.

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LAY MSC CELEBRATE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART

Our June meeting was different this year. We normally have separate meetings of the two Lay MSC...

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JOHN RATE MSC: INAUGURAL PMRC IMPACT AWARD 2019

In July, this award was made to John Rate. He was unable to attend but sent a video message. The award was presented by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and accepted for John by Helen and Leo Wursthorn. With thanks to Francine Pirola for the photos.

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THE MSC FRENCH UNION, AFRICA.

JUST BEFORE THE MASS

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It is usually PNG, the Pacific Union or Asian Provinces that we feature on this site, professions and ordinations, personnel, special events.  This is the region we live in.

WITH THE DISTRICT LEADER

With the District Leader

We would like to feature some photos from...

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AUSTRALIAN CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM MILLER MSC, US PROVINCE, ON HIS GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PROFESSION.

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Earlier this month, Brother Jim Miller MSC, of the American Province, celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Profession.  During his 50 years of MSC life, he has spent a long time in PNG, especially in...

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LIGHTEN THE LOAD ON FRIDAYS

Enjoy reading the caption.

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A truck loaded with thousands of copies of Roget's Thesaurus crashed yesterday losing its entire load. Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, taken aback, stupefied, confused, shocked, rattled, paralysed, dazed, bewildered, mixed up,...

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