The heart of Jesus overflows with love. This will go on to the end of time. What strength and consolation he showers on us. Let us know how to benefit from it.
Dorothy delighted in discovering new plants in the Fitzroy Gardens. She is pictured in front of a rhododendron.
SR. DOROTHY PITAU, MSC
PROVINCE LEADER, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
On her way to an international leaders’ meeting in India. Sr. Dorothy made her first visit to Australia. It was a short but very enjoyable visit.
Sr. Carmel Slattery MSC & Sr. Leonie MSC
with PNG Bird of Paradise Emblem 2007
SR LEONIE PIHALISE, MSC
On September 9, 2012 Sr Leonie will celebrate her Golden Jubilee as a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart. Leonie was born in Manus Island and came to Melbourne as a young woman to begin her Novitiate at Mary’s Mount, Balwyn. Following First Profession she received her mission cross on 25 January 1965 and left for New Britain two days’ later. She is the first Papua New Guinean to be professed as a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU SR LEONIE! We wish you every blessing for your future!
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The Australian Province of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will conclude its Centenary
Year with Eucharist on 31 August. Congratulations Sisters!
ALL HALLOWS, BALWYN
Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the opening and blessing of your parish church.
Over the years many of our significant province celebrations were held at All Hallows which is now part of the Parish of
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Deepdene.
Opening our Doors
People seeking asylum come to Australia from many different regions of the world, the Subcontinent (incl. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan) Australasia/Asia (including Thailand, Papua New Guinea), the Middle East (incl. Iran, Iraq), and Africa (including Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda).
Early last year in 2011 we were in the fortunate situation of having the opportunity to make one of our houses available for a needy cause. We chose to support the Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project.
Our house accommodates up to seven women at a time living lawfully in the community while they await a final outcome on their Protection or Humanitarian Claims. Some of the women will be at the property for short stays, others for longer periods of time. Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project case workers assist them throughout this time.
We give thanks to God for this new opportunity.
Sr. Maureen Smith MSC
|Michelle: Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream|
Mary MacKillop Foundation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarship
In 2008, we the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the arrival of our Sisters in Australia.
The MSC Sisters have always had a special interest in the welfare of our indigenous people and for many years our late Sr. John (Pat Durnan) worked tirelessly in Redfern, Sydney alongside Fr. Ted Kennedy and many others to help make a difference to the lives of our Aboriginal people. We were very happy to continue this involvement by marking the occasion of our Anniversary by sponsoring someone from the Aboriginal Community in his/her tertiary studies.
We sponsored Shelly who fulfilled her lifelong dream in December 2011 when she graduated as Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at James Cook University, Townsville.
Her desire is to spend her future career as a Doctor advocating for my people and working in rural and remote locations in Australia.
“Not only will I follow my dream and become an orthopaedic surgeon but I will ensure I give back to the community by doing outreach work. As an Indigenous person, I know that the Aboriginal community will benefit from my empathy, life experiences and intention to forge a more equitable health care system and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities afforded me.”
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Clan: Darumbal
In 2012, we are now sponsoring Rachelle who is studying for a Bachelor of Law at Deakin University.
Goal for the Future:
“It is my goal to one day become a legal practitioner and to offer my services to our people. Our people are highly over-represented in the justice system yet there are so few Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander legal practitioners. My purpose is to make a difference and fight for the rights of my people.”
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Clan: Barkindji
They will look on the one whom
they have pierced. Jn 19,37
Feast of the Sacred Heart
Friday June 15, 2012
We join in prayer, celebration and outreach on our Congregational Feast 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
This year the Feast of the Sacred Heart has a special meaning for our Sisters of the Peruvian Province and of the
District of Spain-Central America. It is the day on which the sisters of the two communities will unite in the newly
established Province Latina.
Congratulations Sisters and God Bless!
SHOAH MEMORIAL SERVICE 2012
Sr Francis Baum is a member of the Melbourne Archdiocese Sub-Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations and a Member of the Council of Christians and Jews.
She is pictutred here reading at the Shoah (Holocaust) Christian Memorial Service at St Francis’ Church, Melbourne.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Congratulations to our Sisters in Papua New Guinea on 110 Years of faithful service to your peoples.
With gratitude for all that has been and wishing you every blessing as you build upon the past to shape and enrich the future.