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...

Superior General of the MSCs Re-Elected in Rome

Congratulations to Fr Abzalón Alvarado Tovar msc, who has been re-elected as Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. MSC Communications in Rome sent the following statement: Fr Abzalón Alvarado, MSC, has been elected as Superior General of the...

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...

New Provincial: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Heart of Life is privileged to have been represented at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Chapter meeting in Sydney this week. We congratulate Stephen Hackett msc on his appointment as the Provincial for the future. We will hold Stephen in prayer as he prepares to...

Religion & Spirituality

Editor’s Note: Continuing with our 40th Anniversary celebrations, we present Brian’s Reflections, a series of observations from Heart of Life founder, Fr Brian Gallagher msc. The 2021 census revealed that 39% of Australians say that they have no religion. ...