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Welcome to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

home pageThe Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) is an international community of religious priests and brothers who believe that nothing is more important than the saving power of God's love. The initials M.S.C. come from the Latin: Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis.

Our Congregation was founded by a young French priest, Jules Chevalier. During his seminary training he had come to a profound and life-changing experience of God's love.

In 1854, at thirty years of age, he gathered a small group of like-minded priests together to form the first community of MSCs under the protection of Mary, to whom he gave the title "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart."

Our Logo

Our logo consists of the letters ‘MSC ‘and a ‘heart’ symbol set around the Cross and enclosed in a framed circle (the world). The logo represents our religious congregation graced by the love revealed to us in the Sacred Heart (heart symbol) to a world that suffers (the cross as suffering) and that is redeemed (the cross as sacrifice) as symbolized by the cross.

Our Motto

"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere!"