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.

MSC BISHOPS IN PNG: LOUIS COUPPE, FIRST BISHOP, RABAUL.

During this year we will be featuring articles on the MSC Bishops in PNG and the Pacific.

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This article  by Hugh Laracy was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP), 1981

Louis Couppé (1850-1926), missionary...

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OLSH RANDWICK, PREPARING FOR THE 2020 PLENARY SYNOD

Dioceses and parishes and particular groups have been involved in discussions to prepare submissions for the 2020 Plenary Synod.  Here is an example from MSC parish ministry.

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Statement Summary of OLSH Group, Randwick, on the Plenary Council...

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VOCATION POSTERS - DO THEY COMMUNICATE? DO THEY ATTRACT?

Here are some MSC posters from the US and the Philippines. The Philippines MSC have a Facebook site, often posting a range of posters.

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We can check with some definitions and descriptions

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Definition of vocation.

1a : a summons or...

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ANNALS, 130 YEARS OLD

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An article by the editor of Annals Australasia, Paul Stenhouse MSC, from Annals, remembering the history from 1889 to the present.

 

                           ‘Wonder is dead, you say!/Wonder can never die.

                             Not while within a shining...

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A FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTION.  LENT, CONFESSION, WYD PANAMA 2019.

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Pope Francis in sacramental action, Panama

On the day Pope Francis visited young detainees in Panama, celebrated a penitential liturgy and heard their confessions, WYD participants across Panama City were also receiving the...

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NOEL MANSFIELD, VISIT TO BROOME

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Broome and the North, Jan-Feb 2019

My intention was to celebrate my birthday with my sister, Joan, and then be present for her 90th birthday in Broome on January 10th. But I have often been invited by Malcolm Fyfe to come to Darwin whenever I wanted a break....

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SOME MILESTONES

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NEVILLE DUNNE

The number of members of the Australian Province has increased by one!

For decades, Neville Dunne has worked in PNG, becoming a member of that Province, serving as Provincial Superior.

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He has retired from PNG to Kensington’s Sacred Heart Monastery and has...

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NEW MSC MISSION OFFICE DIRECTOR, ROGER PURCELL MSC

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With the sudden death of Adrian Meaney, many of us wondered who could succeed him. Adrian achieved a great deal with the Office, assisting many communities around the world.

Projects director, Sean Donovan, and Donations manager, Sally Omar,...

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CARDINAL JOHN RIBAT VISITS THE US MSC PROVINCE

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CENTER VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA

We thank Cardinal John Ribat, MSC and Fr Ben Fleming, MSC for their presence among us at Sacred Heart Villa for this past week. We are honored to have our first MSC Cardinal in our house. Fr Joe Gleixner and I will ...

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ROCHUS TATAMAI MSC COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF MELANESIA, CSM.

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Rev. Bishop Rochus Joseph Tatamai, MSC, DD was invested with the Insignia of the ‘Companion of the Order of the Star of Melanesia’ (CSM), on 4thApril, 2019 at the Government House, Port Moresby.

Bp Rochus received...

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MSC MUSIC - AN INVITATION

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A FREE MSC Music e-Hymnal covering some favourites from Frank Andersen and James Maher for those parishes and schools that are members with OneLicense.

Just add your OneLicense number on the booklet (download with link below) and don't forget to report your...

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