Latest News

Learning From Experience

Editor's note: Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and we marked the occasion by celebrating the Eucharist, an official blessing of our new premises at Croydon as well as 45 Years of Siloam Siloam is a program of ministry formation, formation for the ministry of...

read more

Siloam45: Spiritual Direction

Siloam is a program for the formation of spiritual directors.  But what do we mean by the term ‘spiritual direction’?  I find it easier to talk about what it is not!  In what follows. I describe that it is not really ‘spiritual’ in the sense that most people use that...

read more

Notification from Stephen Hackett MSC

I am writing to let you know that I have received notice from Clare Shearman, Director of Heart of Life, of her intention to resign from her position with us at the end of July to create a better work-life balance. Clare advised me: “ Since the beginning of the year,...

read more

The Beginnings of Siloam

There was no program for the formation of spiritual directors in Australia when Siloam began in 1979.  For the first few years, it was a part-time program, one day a week for the academic year.  Initially in Sydney, then moving to Melbourne, interest and demand for...

read more

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Jules Chevalier’s Birth

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC), with the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH), the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Sisters (MSC Sisters) and members of the Lay Chevalier Family gathered at St Thomas the Apostle Parish in Blackburn this morning...

read more

Farewell to Peter Sherlock, University of Divinity

Heart of Life was represented by director Clare Shearman at the farewell celebration for Prof Peter Sherlock last night. Pictured here with Dr Anne Pattel-Gray, giving him a blessing, Peter will officially conclude as Vice-Chancellor at tonight's Melbourne Graduation...

read more

Siloam celebrates 45 years 

At a time when there is so much upheaval in our world – climate crises, drought and famine, wars between neighbouring countries – to sit quietly with a spiritual direction talking about one’s relationship with God seems unjustifiable luxury.  How can we say that...

read more
A Christmas Reflection

A Christmas Reflection

Editor's note: The following reflection concludes 'Brian's Reflections' for our 40th-anniversary celebrations. It is the longest, but in Brian's own words, "It is very close to me". Almost fifty years ago, I spent Christmas day with Mother Saint Teresa of Calcutta. ...

read more