The Secrets of My Heart

When Thomas More was being led to his execution on Tower Hill in 1535, a large crowd gathered to witness. Robert Bolt’s play A Man for all Seasons portrays the scene: More’s beloved daughter Meg breaks from the crowd and rushes to embrace her father, in tears. More...

Stephen Hackett, msc Provincial Visitation

Newly-appointed MSC Provincial, Fr Stephen Hackett msc, is visiting the different communities in each city since returning to Australia from Vietnam. He spent some time today with the group from the Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, met the...

Human Relationships

Continuing with our 40th Anniversary celebrations, we present Brian’s Reflections, a series of observations from Heart of Life co-founder, Fr Brian Gallagher msc. We humans are instinctively relational. We are made for relationships. ‘No man is an island,’ wrote John...

God’s Spirit in Creation

Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical Laudato Si (#42): Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another. Loud bells rang for me.  I lived near the sea for many years....