Our Irish Missions | Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

A worldwide missionary reach

Africa

From the provision of live-saving medical aid to the establishment of clean water projects and educational facilities, Irish MSCs have been an active and positive presence in South Africa since their first mission in 1950.

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Russia

In 1995, Irish MSCs undertook an overseas mission in the Caucasus region of Southern Russia. MSC priests provided essential aid and guidance in the area, working with the local people to re-establish spiritual direction in troubled social and political climate.

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Latin America

Since the 1960s, our MSC missions in Venezuela have aided in the development of parishes, formation houses, evangelisation, medical facilities, and educational services. Work here is ongoing as our MSCs endeavour to make positive changes in communities struggling with poverty, hunger, and despair.

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North America

Irish MSCs began to stop off in the USA while travelling to and from the South Seas missions in the early 1930s. Soon, they began to stay for longer periods of time, and have since established parish ministries in North America. The US Section in North America now works with MSCs and lay associates to share the message of God's love across Texas and its surrounding areas.

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“May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved.”

Since 1854, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have been working to reach out and transform lives in areas of pressing need, both at home and abroad. From initial endeavours in Papua New Guinea in the organisation’s infancy, to the Irish Province’s current missions on a worldwide scale, the MSC congregation continues to work in pursuit of a shared vision and a united purpose, sharing the message of God’s love everywhere and with everyone.