Heart Spirituality


Michael Fallon msc

Scripture, Commentaries, Homilies and Articles

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

He is presently one of the full time directors of the Retreat Team at St. Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park.

Website: www.mbfallon.com


Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre
96 Albion Road, Box Hill
Victoria 3128 AUSTRALIA
Telephone:  (+61 3) 9890 1101
Email: info@heartoflife.melbourne
Website: http://heartoflife.melbourne/

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre, Box Hill, Victoria

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.


Peter Malone msc

Fr. 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.http://www.signis.net/malone/tiki-index.php


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.  Chevalier Institute was established in 2003. 

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.

Our offices are based in the Chevalier Resource Centre at 
1 Roma Ave, Kensington NSW 2033
Email: chevalierinstitute@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.chevalierinstitute.org.au/


The Cliffs – Shoreham

The Cliffs, Shoreham

The Cliffs at Shoreham, Westernport Bay, Victoria, is available for  individually directed retreats. Brian Gallagher MSC is available 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
Email: bgall@ozemail.com.au



Music of Frank Andersen msc

Eagle’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 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 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 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 Song

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 Song

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.

Eucharist : 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.

Jesus : 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.


Music of James Maher msc





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



Other Heart Spirituality Books

Communal Wisdom

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

A practical guide for group discernment.


Pray 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
Victoria 3128 AUSTRALIA
Telephone:  (+61 3) 9890 1101
Email: info@heartoflife.melbourne
Website: http://heartoflife.melbourne/


Chevalier Resource Centre

Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington, NSW

1 Roma Ave, Kensington NSW 2033Telephone: (02) 9315 2222
Facsimile: (02) 9662 6549
Website:  http://www.chevaliercentre.org/

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.

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.


Hartzer Park Retreat & Conference Centre

Conducted 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


Pond and Gardens at Hartzer Park, Bowral, NSW

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 tranquillity, 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. 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.