THE MUSTARD SEED
“FROM A FRENCH MISSION TO A PAPUAN CHURCH”
by GEORGES DELBOS
Published in 1985 for the centenary of the founding to the Catholic Church on Yule Island in 1885 this is a very readable and comprehensive history of those 100 years.
Here we have the history of a mission, including the history of the time from popes to rulers, from explorers to geography. It includes the story of our Founder, Fr Jules Chevalier msc, the history of the church in Oceania with Protestants and Papist, missionary from Picpus, Pime, Marists, MSC, SVD and more. We read as interesting background “the stories before the story”, the beginnings, the growth, the expansion; the progress and setbacks, the disasters and disruptions; it is about evangelization, pastoral care, health, education and economics all interwoven with the stories of exploration and politics in an evolving world of colonialists, planters, miners, civil servants and our own missionaries. Valuable reference is made to documents from church and secular sources from Rome to Paris to Papua.
447 pages including index and bibliography, charts and photos.
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The memoirs of Fr Adrian Meaney msc were launched on Friday 14th February 2020 at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Kensington
Colourful Australian MSC priest Fr Adrian Meaney passed away just twelve months ago following a ministry in Papua New Guinea, Northern Territory and the MSC Mission Office spanning some 57 years.
Now his memoirs have been published covering all his adventures in life from growing up in Queensland, experiences as a priest in Alice Springs and Papua New Guinea, organizing two Papal visits by John Paul II, and finally founding the MSC Mission Office to help works across the Pacific, Asia and Africa.
Now is your opportunity to buy "A Roaming Catholic" to commemorate and remember this unique individual.
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.
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.
In this way we strive to share with others a common vision and mission for justice, peace and integrity of all creation.
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".
NEW! 2020 Calendar only $5
This is a great Christmas gift for family, friends, co-workers, parishioners and school staff.
Each day includes references for ALL Daily and Sunday readings as well as wonderful images each month from around the world.