Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (M.S.C.)

Sacred Heart Missionaries

Also known as: Herz-Jesu-Missionare (Deutsch) / Missionnaires du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus (français) / Missionari del Sacro Cuore di Gesù (Italiano) / Missionários do Sagrado Coração (Português) / 耶穌聖心傳教會 (正體中文) / Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu (latine)

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Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

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Contact Info

Address: Via Asmara 11, 00199 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.86.22.061

Superiors

Superior General:GuatemalaFr. Mario Absalón Alvardo Tovar, M.S.C. (53)Fr. Mario Absalón Alvardo Tovar, M.S.C. (53) (2017.09.11 – ...)

Past Superiors

Superior General:USAFr. Mark McDonald, M.S.C. (2005.09 – 2017.09.11)
Superior General:Fr. Michael Curran, M.S.C. (1993 – 2005)
Superior General:Fr. Cornelis Braun, M.S.C. (1981 – 1993)
Superior General:Fr. J. Eugene Cuskelly, M.S.C. (1969 – 1981)
Superior General:Fr. Jozef Van Kerckhoven, M.S.C. (1958 – 1969)
Superior General:Fr. Patrick McCabe, M.S.C. (1947 – 1958)
Superior General:Fr. Christianus Janssen, M.S.C. (1932 – 1947)
Superior General:Fr. Adrianus Brocken, M.S.C. (1920 – 1932)
Superior General:Fr. Eugène Meyer, M.S.C. (1905 – 1920)
Superior General:Fr. Arthur Lanctin, M.S.C. (1901 – 1905)
Superior General:FranceFr. Jules Chevalier, M.S.C. (1869 – 1901)

Founder

Founder:FranceFr. Jules Chevalier, M.S.C. (1854.12.08)

Other Present Members (3)

AustraliaFr. Tim Brennan, M.S.C.Fr. Tim Brennan, M.S.C., Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

FijiFr. Soane Fotutata, M.S.C.Fr. Soane Fotutata, M.S.C., General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of the Pacific

Marshall IslandsFr. Ariel Galido, M.S.C. (48)Fr. Ariel Galido, M.S.C. (48), Prefect Apostolic of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands)

Other Former Members (10)

>2023: AustraliaFr. Stephen Hackett, M.S.C., General Secretary of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

2022: Marshall IslandsFr. Raymundo Taco Sabio, M.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands)

2014: TuvaluFr. John Rarikin Ikataere, M.S.C., Ecclesiastical Superior of Funafuti (Tuvalu)

1991: ChinaFr. Matthias Buchholz (步堅牧), M.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Shiqian 石阡 (China)

1946: ChinaFr. Luigi Baumeister (包美德), M.S.C., Ecclesiastical Superior of Shiqian 石阡 (China)

1941: IndonesiaFr. Bernardo Visser, M.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Purwokerto (Indonesia)

1937: KiribatiFr. Joseph Lebeau, M.S.C., Apostolic Administrator of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)

1920: IndonesiaFr. Enrico Nollen, M.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea (Indonesia)

1915: IndonesiaFr. Matteo Neyens, M.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea (Indonesia)

1915: Marshall IslandsFr. Bruno Schinxe, M.S.C., Ecclesiastical Superior of Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 4 Archbishops, 15 Bishops)

Papua New GuineaCardinal John Ribat, M.S.C. (67)Cardinal John Ribat, M.S.C. (67), Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi and Metropolitan Archbishop of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

IndonesiaArchbishop Nicolaus Adi Seputra, M.S.C. (64)Archbishop Nicolaus Adi Seputra, M.S.C. (64), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Merauke (Indonesia)

IndonesiaArchbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C. (74)Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi, M.S.C. (74), Metropolitan Archbishop of Merauke (Indonesia)

Dominican RepublicArchbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63)Archbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63), Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) and President of Dominican Episcopal Conference

Papua New GuineaArchbishop Rochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C. (61)Archbishop Rochus Josef Tatamai, M.S.C. (61), Metropolitan Archbishop of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

PhilippinesBishop Narciso Villaver Abellana, M.S.C. (70)Bishop Narciso Villaver Abellana, M.S.C. (70), Bishop of Romblon (Philippines)

BrazilBishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, M.S.C. (62)Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos, M.S.C. (62), Bishop of Caicó (Brazil)

BrazilBishop Manoel Ferreira dos Santos Júnior, M.S.C. (57)Bishop Manoel Ferreira dos Santos Júnior, M.S.C. (57), Bishop of Registro (Brazil)

BrazilBishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (70)Bishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (70), Bishop of Balsas (Brazil)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Toussaint Iluku Bolumbu, M.S.C. (59)Bishop Toussaint Iluku Bolumbu, M.S.C. (59), Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa)

PeruBishop Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C. (96)Bishop Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C. (96), Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Caravelí (Peru)

BrazilBishop Ricardo Pedro Paglia, M.S.C. (87)Bishop Ricardo Pedro Paglia, M.S.C. (87), Bishop emeritus of Pinheiro (Brazil)

BrazilBishop Fernando Panico, M.S.C. (78)Bishop Fernando Panico, M.S.C. (78), Bishop emeritus of Crato (Brazil)

Dominican RepublicBishop Valentin Reynoso Hidalgo, M.S.C. (81)Bishop Valentin Reynoso Hidalgo, M.S.C. (81), Titular Bishop of Mades and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

IndonesiaBishop Benedictus Estephanus Rolly Untu, M.S.C. (67)Bishop Benedictus Estephanus Rolly Untu, M.S.C. (67), Bishop of Manado (Indonesia)

South AfricaBishop Hugh Patrick Slattery, M.S.C. (90)Bishop Hugh Patrick Slattery, M.S.C. (90), Bishop emeritus of Tzaneen (South Africa)

PeruBishop Timoteo Solórzano Rojas, M.S.C. (55)Bishop Timoteo Solórzano Rojas, M.S.C. (55), Bishop of Tarma (Peru)

PeruBishop Norbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C. (77)Bishop Norbert Klemens Strotmann Hoppe, M.S.C. (77), Bishop emeritus of Chosica (Peru)

IndonesiaBishop Joseph Theodorus Suwatan, M.S.C. (83)Bishop Joseph Theodorus Suwatan, M.S.C. (83), Bishop emeritus of Manado (Indonesia)

PeruBishop Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, M.S.C. (62)Bishop Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, M.S.C. (62), Military Ordinary of Peru (Peru)

Deceased Bishops (14 Archbishops, 47 Bishops)

2023: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Karl Hesse, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

2021: KiribatiBishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea, M.S.C., Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru (Kiribati)

2020: Papua New GuineaBishop Desmond Charles Moore, M.S.C., Bishop of Alotau–Sideia (Papua New Guinea)

2019: Papua New GuineaBishop Ambrose Kiapseni, M.S.C., Bishop of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

2018: Papua New GuineaBishop Paul John Marx, M.S.C., Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea)

2018: BrazilBishop Agenor Girardi, M.S.C., Bishop of União da Vitória (Brazil)

2017: ItalyArchbishop Carmelo Cassati, M.S.C., Archbishop of Trani–Barletta–Bisceglie (Italy)

2016: IndonesiaBishop Andreas Peter Cornelius Sol, M.S.C., Bishop of Amboina (Indonesia)

2014: AustraliaBishop Edmund John Patrick Collins, M.S.C., Bishop of Darwin (Australia)

2013: NetherlandsBishop Joseph Frans Lescrauwaet, M.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Haarlem (Netherlands)

2013: Papua New GuineaBishop Patrick Taval, M.S.C., Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea)

2011: IndonesiaArchbishop Jacobus Duivenvoorde, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Merauke (Indonesia)

2010: IndonesiaBishop Josephus Tethool, M.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Amboina (Indonesia)

2008: ItalyBishop Angelo Cella, M.S.C., Bishop of Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino (Italy)

2003: PhilippinesBishop Charles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C., Bishop of Surigao (Philippines)

2003: IndonesiaBishop Theodorus Hubertus Moors, M.S.C., Bishop of Manado (Indonesia)

1999: IndonesiaBishop Paschalis Soedita Hardjasoemarta, M.S.C., Bishop of Purwokerto (Indonesia)

1999: AustraliaBishop Eugene James Cuskelly, M.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia)

1998: Papua New GuineaBishop Luke Paul Matlatarea, M.S.C., Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea)

1997: KiribatiBishop Pierre-Auguste-Antoine-Marie Guichet, M.S.C., Bishop of Tarawa (Kiribati)

1994: KiribatiBishop Octave-Marie Terrienne, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)

1994: AustraliaBishop Edward Francis Kelly, M.S.C., Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia)

1993: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Virgil Patrick Copas, M.S.C., Archbishop-Bishop of Kerema (Papua New Guinea)

1993: PeruBishop Federico Kaiser Depel, M.S.C., Bishop-Prelate of Caravelí (Peru)

1992: New CaledoniaArchbishop Eugène Klein, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Nouméa (New Caledonia)

1990: PeruBishop Germán Schmitz Sauerborn, M.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru)

1990: South AfricaBishop John Thomas Durkin, M.S.C., Bishop of Louis Trichardt–Tzaneen (South Africa)

1990: PhilippinesBishop Pedro G. Magugat, M.S.C., Bishop of Urdaneta (Philippines)

1989: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Albert-Leo Bundervoet, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

1988: BrazilBishop Afonso Maria Ungarelli, M.S.C., Bishop-Prelate of Pinheiro (Brazil)

1988: BrazilBishop Pedro Paulo Koop, M.S.C., Bishop of Lins (Brazil)

1985: AustraliaBishop John Patrick O’Loughlin, M.S.C., Bishop of Darwin (Australia)

1985: Congo-KinshasaBishop Joseph Weigl, M.S.C., Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa)

1984: Papua New GuineaBishop Alfred Matthew Stemper, M.S.C., Bishop of Kavieng (Papua New Guinea)

1983: IndonesiaBishop Jacques Grent, M.S.C., Bishop of Amboina (Indonesia)

1983: IndonesiaBishop Guillaume Schoemaker, M.S.C., Bishop of Purwokerto (Indonesia)

1982: SenegalBishop Théophile Albert Cadoux, M.S.C., Bishop of Kaolack (Senegal)

1982: Papua New GuineaBishop Louis Vangeke, M.S.C., Bishop of Bereina (Papua New Guinea)

1981: IndonesiaBishop Nicolaas Verhoeven, M.S.C., Bishop of Manado (Indonesia)

1978: Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Pierre Wijnants, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa)

1978: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Johannes Höhne, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

1975: IndonesiaArchbishop Herman Tillemans, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Merauke (Indonesia)

1973: Papua New GuineaBishop Francis John Doyle, M.S.C., Bishop of Sideia (Papua New Guinea)

1967: Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Hilaire Marie Vermeiren, M.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Coquilhatville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1967: BrazilBishop Amleto de Angelis, M.S.C., Bishop of Viana (Brazil)

1964: Papua New GuineaBishop Leo Isidore Scharmach, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

1963: ItalyArchbishop Gilla Vincenzo Gremigni, M.S.C., Archbishop-Bishop of Novara (Italy)

1961: PhilippinesBishop Giovanni Vrakking, M.S.C., Bishop of Surigao (Philippines)

1960: AustraliaBishop Francis-Xavier Gsell, M.S.C., Bishop of Darwin (Australia)

1959: Papua New GuineaBishop André Sorin, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

1955: SpainBishop Juan Perelló y Pou, M.S.C., Bishop of Vic (Spain)

1954: Papua New GuineaBishop Gerard Vesters, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

1953: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Alain Guynot de Boismenu, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Papua (Papua New Guinea)

1952: IndonesiaBishop Joannes Walter Panis, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Manado (Indonesia)

1949: Congo-KinshasaBishop Edoardo van Goethem, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Coquilhatville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1943: KiribatiBishop Joseph Bach, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)

1942: IndonesiaBishop Giovanni Aerts, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea (Indonesia)

1929: KiribatiBishop Joseph-Marie Leray, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)

1926: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Louis Couppé, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

1912: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Louis-André Navarre, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

1892: Papua New GuineaBishop Stanislas Henri Verjus, M.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of New Britain (Papua New Guinea) and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

Blesseds (10)

1981: GuatemalaBlessed Juan Alonso Fernández, priest and martyr

1980: GuatemalaBlessed José María Gran Cirera, priest and martyr

1980: GuatemalaBlessed Faustino Villanueva y Villanueva, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Antonio Arribas Hortigüela, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Abundo Martín Rodríguez, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed José Vergara Echevarria, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed José Oriol Isern Masso, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Gumersindo Gómez Rodríguez, religious and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Jesús Moreno Ruiz, religious and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed José del Amo y del Amo, religious and martyr

Argentina Argentina

Australia Australia

Brazil Brazil

Canada Canada

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

England England

Italy Italy

Paraguay Paraguay

Philippines Philippines

USA USA

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 156

Members: 1,612 (1,183 priests)

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