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.

REFLECTIONS OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY

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[FROM THE MSC JUSTICE OFFICE MAILOUT]

‘Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.’

Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Born: February 15, 1820, Died March 13, 1906

 

‘Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.’ Susan B. Anthony

‘Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.’

Susan B. Anthony

‘I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.’
Susan B. Anthony

 

, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences...’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make them ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Every woman should have a purse of her own.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘It would be ridiculous to talk of male and female atmospheres, male and female springs or rains, male and female sunshine.... how much more ridiculous is it in relation to mind, to soul, to thought, where there is as undeniably no such thing as sex, to talk of male and female education and of male and female schools. [written with Elizabeth Cady Stanton]’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘The one distinct feature of our Association has been the right of the individual opinion for every member. We have been beset at every step with the cry that somebody was injuring the cause by the expression of some sentiments that differed with those held by the majority of mankind. The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘When a man says to me, 'Let us work together in the great cause you have undertaken, and let me be your companion and aid, for I admire you more than I have ever admired any other woman,' then I shall say, 'I am yours truly'; but he must ask me to be his equal, not his slave.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more: women, their rights and nothing less.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.’

Susan B. Anthony

 

‘...the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.’

Susan B. Anthony