MSC stands for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (Missionnaires du Sacre-Coeur in French. Latin: Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis.). The congregation was founded by Fr Jules Chevalier in France in 1854. In that turbulent era, Father Chevalier was deeply moved by the evils that afflicted the people of his time. As he contemplated the Heart of Jesus, he saw revealed the compassionate love of the Father, and thus he discovered the remedy for the ills of the world.
Today, close to 2,000 MSC priests and brothers are keeping the vision of Father Jules Chevalier alive in more than 50 countries, all over the world.
People of good will striving to create a better global society
The MSC Mission Office began in June 1998. We have a youthful spirit open to the cry of the poor. Although our spirit and motivation is Catholic, we have a history of co-operating with all people of good will. Our spirit is one of hospitality, good cheer and mutual support.
Australians have a proven record of distinguished service in developing countries. Each year hundreds of people go to many countries, often for years, and do remarkable work.
In this way we strive to share with others a common vision and mission for justice, peace and integrity of all creation.
One of the works of the MSC Mission Office is to provide clean water to people all over the world. In so doing we are motivated by the words of Jesus when He said that if we give as much as a cup of water in His name it will not go without its reward.
Also we recall the cry of Christ on the Cross: "I thirst". These were the words of a thirsty person, and came from deep within His Sacred Heart. His thirst was not simply for water but especially the eternal thirst of our Creator God who told St Margaret Mary Alacoque: "Look at My Heart, which loves so much and is loved so little in return".