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Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

96 Albion Road Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria 3128
Telephone: 61 03 9890 1101


Heart of Life, Box Hill
Heart of Life Spirituality Centre began in 1983 as an initiative of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre is an oasis for the human spirit thirsting for God. Our Centre offers spiritual direction, spirituality seminars and the formation and supervision of spiritual directors and other pastoral ministers.

Ours is a way of the heart by which we are drawn into and bonded with other human hearts, the heart of humanity and, indeed, the sacred mystery at the heart of all reality.

Our way of the heart rests on the contemplative attitude and authentic discernment integral to all our ministries. This way of the heart is fundamental to the rich tradition of Christian spirituality of which we are part.

For more information, please check out our website:

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Chevalier Institute

Chevalier Institute is a ministry of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the Australian Province . It is a centre for formation, committed to sharing and promoting the Chevalier Family’s Spirituality of the Heart.

Jules Chevalier founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) in 1854 and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) in 1874. In 1900 The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred heart was founded in Germany by Father Hubert Linckens, a Dutch Missionary of the Sacred Heart. All these congregations of professed religious, along with the Lay MSC, Lay OLSH and other laity committed to the spirituality of the heart are members of the Chevalier family.

Chevalier Institute was established in 2003. Presently the members of the team are:Fr Bob Irwin msc and Mr. Phil Fitzgerald.  James Maher msc remains associated with Chevalier Institute.

Our offices are based in the Chevalier Resource Centre at
1 Roma Ave, Kensington NSW 2033

Check out the Chevalier Institute - Broken Bay Institute program on Spirituality of the Heart on their website

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The Cliffs - Shoreham

The Cliffs at Shoreham, Westernport Bay, Victoria, is open to small numbers for individually directed retreats. Brian Gallagher MSC and Chris Chaplin MSC reside at The Cliffs and are available both for spiritual direction and retreats by individual arrangement.

The large comfortable house and the two independent self-contained cottages all have spectacular sea views. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed, and prayerful.

The Cliffs is inspired by the MSC way of the heart : the vision is inclusive, contemplative, and missionary, respecting all people and all creation.

For more information and bookings,
Telephone: 03 59898777


The Cliffs Retreat Shoreham

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Music of Frank Andersen msc

Eagle's WingsEagle's Wings





Strong & Constant
Come to the Water
I Thank my God
The Fullness of God
In God Alone
Trinity Song
Eucharist Song
Eagle’s Wings
Deep in the Spirit
Living Water
Be Still, My Friends
Morning Praise
My Soul is Joyful
Zephaniah’s Song
Hymn to Christ Renewal Song
The Wonders He Has Done This Blessing Cup

The Galilee SongThe Galilee Song





The Galilee Song Acceptable Time
His State Was Divine Hand of the Lord
Everything I Possess Truly Yahweh
My Help Shall Come My People
Springs of Salvation Psalm 131
Prayer from Colossians Blessings on the King
Something That We Have Seen It Is Good To Give Thanks

Kindly LightKindly Light





Lead, Kindly Light!
Into Paradise
The Morning Canticle
The Cross of Christ
Faithful Cross
Rivers of Babylon
Flame of Glory
Welcome Home!
The Blood of Christ
Song of Simeon
Bound in Truth
The Christ Light
Let us Glory in the Cross
Like Burning Incense
The Exultet
(Star of Morning Fire)
The Evening Canticle

Rising MoonRising Moon




Three-CD Collection of sixty-six scriptural antiphons
from the Liturgy of the Word for the Sundays of Year B.
An ideal resource for private or shared prayer.

Scripture in SongScripture in Song

Full Accompaniment




Full Accompaniment folio edition, including instrumental parts and harmonies (240 pp) for the collections:
• Eagle’s Wings
• Galilee Song
• Rising Moon
As well, this edition contains helpful suggestions for use of each song in worship settings.

Scripture in SongScripture in Song

Melody Handbook




Melody handbook for singers and guitarists.
• Eagle’s Wings
• Galilee Song
• Rising Moon

books by Frank Andersen msc

The following titles provide excellent follow-up opportunities for individuals or Parish groups who may wish to pray and work together through deeper aspects of issues.

Scripture in SongEucharist : Participating in the mystery




Ideal resource book for a deeper understanding of the Eucharistic ritual.
What did the Last Supper mean for Jesus himself?
When Jesus and the disciples gathered for a religious ritual, what did they imagine it was about?
What is the Acclamation after the Consecration so important?
How do the Gospel stories of the Feeding of the Five Thousand help us understand the origins of our Eucharistic ritual?
Available in quantity at special prices for group study and reflection.

Scripture in SongJesus : Our Story





Popular resource book for deepening our sense of Jesus’ life, his culture and personal challenge.
What were the social situations surrounding the stories of Jesus in the Gospels that make them ‘come alive’ for us today?
What was Jesus’ vision for his people?
A training resource for developing your own Imaginative Gospel Prayer.
Discount price for multiple copies.

To order Frank Andersen's music and books use the MSC Music contact page ... click here ...

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Music of James Maher msc

For the full range of James Maher's music click here ...

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other Heart Spirituality books

Communal WisdomCommunal Wisdom

Book co-authored by Brian Gallagher msc
and Sue Richardson pbvm



A practical guide for group discernment.

Pray As You ArePray As You Are

by Brian Gallagher msc




A guide for coming to God as you can, and allowing yourself to be with God as you are.

Available from:

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

96 Albion Road Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria 3128
Telephone: 61 03 9890 1101

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Chevalier Resource Centre

1 Roma Ave, Kensington NSW 2033
Telephone: (02) 9315 2222
Facsimile: (02) 9662 6549

The Chevalier Resource Centre has proved to be a very popular venue for conferences and retreats. Situated ten minutes from Mascot airport, and ten minutes from the city centre, it has a location that offers few problems as far as travel is concerned. The Centre is a five level building with kitchen, lounge room and laundry on the basement level, with offices, meeting rooms and lounge room on ground floor level, and with bed-rooms and bathroom facilities on each of the other three levels. The exquisite views from the rooms facing south overlooking Botany Bay, and the Royal National Park are some of the best in Sydney. The peaceful monastic setting in the beautifully kept grounds is an ideal place for prayer, study, reflection or recuperation. More active visitors may prefer to use the tennis court available, or even take a 10 minute walk to Centennial Park which is one of the feature parks of Sydney.

There is a Conference Hall as part of the Centre. It can seat 200 people, or the large carpeted area can be cleared of all seats to allow other activities to take place in the hall. Parking is available on the grounds.

Sacred Heart Monastery Kensington Groups staying overnight may share in the meals served in the Sacred Heart Monastery dining room. A continental breakfast, a two course dinner and a light supper in the evening are available at set times.

Bookings may be made through Tony on (02) 9315 2222.

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Hartzer Park Retreat & Conference Centre

Hartzer LogoConducted by  the Daughters of
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Eridge Park Road, Burradoo NSW
Southern Highlands
Postal Address: PO Box 116,
Bowral NSW 2576
Telephone: (02) 4861 3223
Facsimile: (02) 4862 1872

Hartzer Park is an adult education centre for spiritual and human development. Set in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW with spacious grounds, beautiful gardens and a spirit of tranquility, it is an ideal place for spiritual and personal renewal for individuals and groups. In addition to the programs offered, spiritual direction and private retreats are available at any time for those who seek them.Hartzer gardens It conducts a year-round programme of retreats, weekend workshops and courses. A range of programs are offered: directed retreats, guided and preached retreats, Yoga and holistic retreats, guided reflection days and "shoe-string" retreats. Individual and private retreatants are welcome - spiritual direction is available by arrangement. Hartzer is available to all church groups.

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Peter Malone msc

Faith and Film  - Film and Values

Peter has been involved in Adult Faith Education for many years with a gift for integrating diverse fields of human endeavour, including cinema and social communications, and contemporary understandings of the human person and the faith journey. 

His reviews appeared in the Australian Annals for many years and  now can be found on the SIGNIS English website (SIGNIS is the World Catholic Association for Communication) of which Peter was the world president.

His reviews are also on the website of the Australian Catholic Bishops.

His own site contains access to numerous valuable resources including film reviews and discussion material on many individual films.

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Michael Fallon msc

Scripture, Commentaries, Homilies and Articles

photo Canberra TimesMichael Fallon is well known for his insights into scripture.  His website offers access to his numerous commentaries as well as homilies, articles, books, CD's and other material. 
Michael's involvement in Adult Faith Education has enriched the journey of many thirsting for God. 

To contact Michael check his website:

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