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 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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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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CANDID CAMERA: ABZALON IN CEBU

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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!

However, we...

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MSC BOOK LAUNCH AT BLACKBURN: HEARTS BURNING WITHIN US.

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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,...

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LAW, MORALITY AND BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION - THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS AND CURRENT ISSUES

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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'...

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Bishop Charles Gauci ordained fifth Bishop of Darwin.

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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...

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LITURGY NOTES FOR THE 28th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

28TH SUNDAY

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...

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POPE PAUL VI AND ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO TO BE DECLARED SAINTS THIS WEEKEND

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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...

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A CHAPLAIN'S MINISTRY. MICHAEL SIMS MSC. LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, NORTHCOTE

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Michael Sims MSC has been chaplain at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home in Northcote, in Melbourne.

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Entry and statue of foundress Jeanne Jugan.

Michael is orginally from Melbourne, made his first vows on...

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MSC PRIESTS AND BROTHERS BURIED AT SACRED HEART MONASTERY, CROYDON.

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Often people ask where confreres not buried at Douglas Park are actually buried. Our cemetery at Croydon is now on the grounds of the former Monastery, now the parish of Croydon. The cemetery is about to receive some further...

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THE STORY OF THE CHEF AND THE NURSE - OLSH RANDWICK PARISHIONERS

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with thanks to Tony McNamara, OLSH Randwick Parish News

It’s not often now that people have the same job career all their adult lives. Less so when they are husband and wife.  Welcome to that couple - Ratu (Danny) and Sera...

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