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.

2017 - THE MSC YEAR THAT WAS

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Every year, each MSC Province sends a ‘history’ of the year to the General Administration. Since 2013, this report has been presented on our website.  Here is 2017.

2017 was quite a significant year in the history of the...

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MSC APPOINTENTS: COLIN SINCLAIR TO FIJI

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Colin Sinclair has been appointed to Fiji, to work in the Pacific Union. In fact, he is returning there.

Professed in 1970, he worked in MSC schools. He then went to Fiji for many years. In recent years, he has been working at Downlands College,...

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OLSH JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

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January 6th has been a traditional day for professions for the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. 2018 saw celebrations for 60 years professed and 50 years professed.

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Bishop Terry Brady, Auxililary in Sydney presided at the Eucharist. Concelebrants...

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CONGRATULATIONS, TED MERRITT MSC, 90th BIRTHDAY

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There were celebrations at Kensington Monastery for Ted Merritt for his 90th birthday. Many confreres, relatives and friends.

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Those congratulating Ted were Tim Brennan MSC who had been working in the NT since 1977 and served as Vicar General,...

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CHURCH FACES "GALILEO MOMENT" ON HOMOSEXUALITY: NEW ZEALAND BISHOPS

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Recently, the question was asked concerning response in the discussion about the plebiscite on same-sex marriage: in challenging situations how are we "to be on earth the Heart of God"? In that spirit, here is a report of...

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MSC NEWS, POSTULANTS AND NOVICES, VIETNAM

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Postulants from left front: Vuong, Nguyen, Hien, Vuong.

Novices from right front: Thien, Huen, Hung, Truc.

Some photos of the event of Acceptance the four new postulants: VUONG-NGUYEN-HIEN-VUONG and the Sending off of the four incoming novices:...

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WEEKEND REFLECTION AND PRAYER: WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

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THE  104th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2018 [14 January 2018]

Welcoming,

protecting,

promoting and

integrating migrants and refugees”

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Throughout the first years of my pontificate, I have repeatedly expressed...

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The eulogies for Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart who have died are significant contributions to the history of life and mission in Australia, PNG and the Pacific - so often different from the more familiar ministry of MSC brothers and priests.

Sister Paulita's life reminds us of the...

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED - OUR LADY'S NURSES FOR THE POOR

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Here is the letter from the Sisters announcing their new website. It opened yesteerday, 10th January, 2018.  A visit is recommended. A great deal of information about eileen O'Connor, the foundress, and the history of the Sisters known as...

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TAN NGUYEN MSC, SABBATICAL REPORT.

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As noted recently, Tan Nguyen is moving from many years in the Northern Territory to Fiji. After his ordination in 2002, he worked in parishes, in Randwick and then the NT (an ABC Compass program featured him and can be found on this site in Joining Us/MSC...

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60 YEARS CELEBRATION, PRECA, BROMPTON, ADELAIDE

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Preca has been ministering in Adelaide, in Brompton and so supported by the MSC from Hindmarsh. Dennis Rochford MSC participated in the celebratory Mass presided over by Archbishop Philip Wilson.

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Dennis and Preca members at...

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