By Fr. David Foxen, MSC  From the beginning of the Church, there have always been some who thought that only the really good people should be counted as belonging in the Church. The thinking runs something like this: every baptized person is called to put on Christ and to live the Gospel. Those who don’t…

October 21st is an important date to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart around the world as it is the anniversary of the death of our Founder, Father Jules Chevalier. In honor of this anniversary, we reflect on the life and work of Father Chevalier and share our MSC history.* Humble BeginningsThe story of the Missionaries…

In our Catholic tradition, we say that we are surrounded by a “cloud of witnesses”. This usually refers to all of the canonized saints who have been officially recognized by our church for their exemplary lives. They stand as witnesses to us of God’s goodness and point us to Christ as the way to eternal…

By Fr. David Foxen, MSC  This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. It is the day we commemorate how Mary, having completed her life here on earth, experienced the fullness of the resurrection, coming into the definitive union with God in the Kingdom of Heaven. The…

Living the Love of JesusScripture Reading:”The language of the Cross may be illogical to those who are not on the way to salvation, but those of us who are on the way see it as God’s power to save.” (1 Cor 1:18) “Not only that, but I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh the…

The Healing Love of JesusScripture Reading:”And when he saw the crowds he felt sorry for them because they were harassed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd. He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases and sickness…” (Mt 9:36;…

Personal Concern of the Heart of JesusScripture Reading:”And once again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples to him and said to them, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. If I…

Suffering Love of JesusScripture Reading:”Love is always ready… to endure whatever comes…” “He then left to make his way to the Mount of Olives… he withdrew from them… knelt down and prayed. ‘Father,’ he said, ‘if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done’ … In anguish he…

The Forgiving and Compassionate Love of JesusScripture Reading:”Nothing, therefore, can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked… These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us……

Sin – the Obstacle to growth in HumannessScripture Reading:”Both Jew and Greek have sinned and forfeited God’s glory… I cannot understand my own behavior. I fail to carry out the things I want to do, and I find myself doing the very things I hate… In fact this seems to be the rule, that every…

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