By Fr. Hilary Fischer, M.S.C. The people of Papua New Guinea (PNG) have many different means of traveling on the sea, from tiny canoes carved for five-year-old children by their fathers, to giant 40 foot long mons powered by 40 horsepower outboard motors, with many different... Read More →
By: Fr. Joseph Kanimea, M.S.C, Vocations Director Due to CNN and CBS News reporting on Cyclone Winston’s impact in Fiji as the worst storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, many people were asking me about the safety of my family and Fr. Simi Volavola’s... Read More →
By Fr. Hilary Fischer When I was a missionary priest in Papua New Guinea, Lent followed pretty much the general rules for Lent as practiced by the rest of the church, with some interesting variations. We didn’t tell the children to give up candy for Lent because they... Read More →
Fr. Ray Diesbourg, Provincial of Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts in the United States of America, preached the following homily for the Profession of Vows ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia on January 16, 2016. If you would like to reflect on the readings, please see the readings... Read More →
By Fr. Hilary Fischer This story happened at Lemakot Mission in New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in my early years there as pastor. It was the week before Christmas and we were preparing to set up the Christmas crib. The statues for the crèche were stored in boxes in a side... Read More →
Brother Nicholas Lanese, M.S.C., a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, died April 4, 2017 in Hospice at Manor Care Nursing Home. He was born in Cleveland, OH, on Aug. 17, 1933, to Angelo and Assunta (Mitri) Lanese, both now deceased.