Quote of the Day
We have experienced God's love and are called to share it through our being and our actions, in all circumstances, at all times.
~Hubert Linckens, MSC

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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 WE REMEMBER


5 October, 1922
Father Hubert Linckens, MSC, first Provincial Superior of Germany (1897-1910) and historical founder of the MSC Sisters, dies in Hiltrup, Germany.  Fr Linckens guided the MSC Sisters until 1911 at which time he became the first General Assistant of the MSC in Rome, and in this capacity lived in Australia from 1914-1920.  Because World War I, he couldn’t return to Italy and therefore stayed in Australia, during which time he helped in the up-building and promotion of the Australian Province of the  Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.  May he rest in peace.

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60th Jubilee of Religious Profession!

          Congratulations!   

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  “From his fullness we have all received –  grace upon grace….” John 1: 16

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 12 August 2017

Congratulations to Sr Patricia Carty on her 70th Jubilee of Religious Profession!

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Sr Paula Kowok MSC shared her experience and learnings of her course at  Marymount, Sydney before returning to Papua New Guinea. Sr Paula is pictured with Sr Mary Drum, Provincial.

 

WE REMEMBER

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13 August, 1904
The Baining Martyrs: Father M. Rascher, together with three MSC confreres, a Trappist Brother, five MSC Sisters and seven Catholic Bainings, are killed in the Baining Mountains, East New Britain, PNG.  MSC Sisters were Srs Anna, Agatha, Sophia,  Angela, Agnes, all in their twenties. The Baining Martyrs have provided early inspiration for mission service in PNG.

15 August 1945
MSC Sisters in PNG are released from Ramale Camp, New Britain.

5 August, 1982
MSC Sisters open a Novitiate in Bangalore, India.

3 August, 1899
First community of MSC Sisters is established in Hiltrup, Germany: two Sisters of Divine Providence and one MSC candidate. Sister Servatia, one of the Divine Providence Sisters, is appointed first Superior General of the MSC Sisters, Hiltrup.

3 May 2017

Journeying alone from USA Mother Liboria Loeper MSC arrived in Sydney and was met at the wharf by Srs Philomena and Domenica who were in Sydney for medical treatment from the mission in New Guinea (now PNG).  That was 1928.  Mother Liboria continued on to Melbourne and soon met up with five other sisters from Germany.  So began our MSC Sisters Foundation in Australia. Today we begin our time of reflection and thanksgiving, journeying towards our 90th Anniversary on 3 May 2018.Mother Liboria Loper -17Mother Liboria Loeper, MSC

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                                                                                EASTER 16 APRIL

                                                                 The Lord is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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5 February 1900

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Canonical Erection of the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and approbation of the Statutes (for five years).

2 February 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pope Francis celebrates World Day of Consecrated Life:

                               ‘……Once more encounter what originally set our hearts on fire.                                                                              Let us accompany Jesus as He goes forth to meet his people, to be in the midst of His people.”

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AUSTRALIA DAY 26 January 2017

The Scripture readings approved for Australia Day speak of peace and justice, gentleness and mercy:
“Integrity will bring peace, justice give lasting security. My people will live in a peaceful home, in safe houses, in quiet dwellings” (Isaiah 32: 17-18).

SR MAUREEN SHEEHAN, MSC

50 YEARS PROFESSION

26 January 2017

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CONGRATULATIONS MAUREEN!

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25 January 2017 Australia Day Award

Sr Anne Gardner, OLSH                                                                                          Senior Citizen of the Year for her work in the Tiwi Islands.                Sr Anne accepted this honour on behalf of all OLSH Sisters.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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federation_square_3 (1)Monday 23 January 2017

We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of last Friday when a man deliberately drove into a crowd in Bourke Street and mall killing five people. Ambulance Victoria has confirmed that at least 20 people injured, with four of them believed to be children.

A public vigil for the victims and those affected by the tragic events in Bourke Street Mall on Friday 20 January 2017 took place today at Federation Square, Melbourne.

 ‘There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are messages of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.’                                                                                                                            Martine Letts, CEO Committee for Melbourne.

1 JANUARY 2017

Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace – Message for the 50th World Day of Peace

    – POPE FRANCIS

 

At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish peace to every man, woman and child, and I pray that the image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknowledge one another as sacred gifts endowed with immense dignity. Especially in situations of conflict, let us respect this, our “deepest dignity”,and make active nonviolence our way of life………………..

On this occasion, I would like to reflect on nonviolence as a style of politics for peace. I ask God to help all of us to cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values. May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life. When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peacemaking. In the most local and ordinary situations and in the international order, may nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms.

Complete text: w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/peace/documents/papa-francesco_20161208_messaggio-l-giornata-mondiale-pace-2017.html