Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.
Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.
We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.
We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.
- Published: Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:12
An Open Letter from the Provincial of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart – Australia
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...
- Published: Friday, 19 October 2018 22:31
JULES CHEVALIER, 111th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH.
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...
- Published: Thursday, 18 October 2018 23:24
THE HERITAGE OF JULES CHEVALIER, FAR AND WIDE
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...
- Published: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 22:16
NOEL MANSFIELD MSC, REFLECTIONS
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.
Fr Frank Perry, Mum and Elsie
FRANK PERRY MSC
On Saturday, September 1,...
- Published: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:18
CANDID CAMERA: ABZALON IN CEBU
One of the immediate reactions to this photo by some MSC concrete is was that it might be seen as a symbol of the ministry of the Superior General, a kind of swimming with sharks. In fact, this idea appeared in one or other of the Facebook comments!
- Published: Monday, 15 October 2018 22:41
MSC BOOK LAUNCH AT BLACKBURN: HEARTS BURNING WITHIN US.
On the evening of October 12th, a group gathered in a section of the church of St Thomas the Apostle, Blackburn, for the launch of the book, Hearts Burning Within Us. The Melbourne MSC community was present, some MSC sisters, A MSC,...
- Published: Sunday, 14 October 2018 22:18
LAW, MORALITY AND BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION - THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS AND CURRENT ISSUES
You may have read this already, but when there are discussions about religious freedoms, possible legislation and biblical principles, it may be worth reading again. For Catholics, the word 'evangelical'...
- Published: Friday, 12 October 2018 22:54
Bishop Charles Gauci ordained fifth Bishop of Darwin.
The MSC website congratulates Bishop Charles Gauci. The diocese of Darwin has been significant in MSC history.
With this weekend posting about the new Bishop and with good memories of Bishop Eugene Hurley, visitors may have time to...
- Published: Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:57
LITURGY NOTES FOR THE 28th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
28th Sunday of the Year
October 14th 2018
Suggested formula for recognition of indigenous people and their land.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we are now gathered,
(the ……) and recognise that it...
- Published: Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:37
POPE PAUL VI AND ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO TO BE DECLARED SAINTS THIS WEEKEND
The Vatican announced that Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero would be canonized following the recognition of a second miracle through their intercession. The canonizations will take place during the 2018 Synod...
- Published: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:27
A CHAPLAIN'S MINISTRY. MICHAEL SIMS MSC. LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, NORTHCOTE
Michael Sims MSC has been chaplain at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home in Northcote, in Melbourne.
Entry and statue of foundress Jeanne Jugan.
Michael is orginally from Melbourne, made his first vows on...