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.

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD

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This is a film on release now, a faith-based film which asks questions of God (and asking questions of us). A Statement/Review by SIGNIS (The World Catholic Association for Communication), Peter Malone MSC

US, 2018, 97 minutes, David Strathairn, Brenton Thwaites,...

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A FURTHER OLSH RANDWICK STORY, XIAO/SHAWN AND PETER HEARN MSC

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And on Day Three…                                                        

Three days after arriving in Australia in March 2017 Xiao Wang visited a Catholic Church for the first time. 

Xiao (known now as Shawn) came to...

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THE FEAST OF POPE JOHN XXIII: VIETNAM SCHOLASTICATE PATRON SAINT

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From our MSC Vietnam student, Bang:

On the occasion of 11th October. The Vietnam Scholasticate community celebrated the Feast of John XXIII, Patron Saint of Our Professed students. In preparing this day:

Deacon Danh expose the Eucharist

First, we learn to...

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MSC PHOTO WEEKEND QUEST

Facebook provides a lot of photos of MSC life around the world. But, not everyone is on Facebook, so here are some photos from recent postings.

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Quite a number of accounts have featured Cardinal John Ribat hurrying to the Synod meetings where he is one of the...

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An Open Letter from the Provincial of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart – Australia

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This Monday, 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister and the Parliament will offer a formal National Apology to people who have been harmed and affected by the tragedy, grief and horror of institutional...

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THE HEART OF LIFE CENTRE - A NAME CHANGE

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Fr Chris McPhee MSC, Provincial superior has written:

Recently the ‘Heart of Life Spirituality Centre’ after much consultation had a name change to ‘Heart of Life; A Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation’. The centre will continue to use...

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JULES CHEVALIER, 111th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.

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A celebratory picture from last year's celebration in Vietnam

In October 2010, at the time of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop, the students at Daramalan College noted that Jules Chevalier died in 1907 and our Australian saint died in...

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JOINT STATEMENT,  OCTOBER 22, 2018
 Catholic Church stands with Prime Minister, renews apology

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Further to the MSC apology letter from the Provincial Superior posted on this site on the day of the Apology, a Press Release. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are active members of Catholic...

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THE HERITAGE OF JULES CHEVALIER, FAR AND WIDE

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This weekend sees the anniversary of the death of Jules Chevalier. He was a man of vision, of the heart, a man of mission.

As tribute to this vision, here is a post from one of the many schools named after him, Chevalier College, Bowral.  This is...

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GREG McENNALLY MSC, NEW BOOK ON CHINA

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Greg taught English as a second language in China for several years.

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This is his third book, after A Traveller in China (2014), then China: Behind the Mask (2017). Now

 

A TRAVELLER IN FUJIAN PROVINCE, CHINA.

Austen Macauley Publishers, London,...

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NOEL MANSFIELD MSC, REFLECTIONS

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Noel has an ability to communicate his reflections in words. This is to the fore in his current book, both memoir and a spirituality of ageing, Dawn to Dusk. Here are three reflections.

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On Saturday, September 1,...

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