Scared Heart Girls College Oakleigh

Links with RNDM Projects

In 1861, Euphrasie Barbier, the founder of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions encouraged her Sisters to live simply, to have courage, to be committed to their faith, and to have a genuine concern for others.

Sr Maureen McBride, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, challenged the students of Sacred Heart Girls' College to embrace a “…global vision, with a missionary heart.”

The Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission work with the marginalised in countries such as the Philippines. In the Philippines they work with tribal women and children, seeking to build self-esteem, dignity and pride.

The Sacred Heart community raises awareness and funds to support the educational and health programs established by the Sisters.  More information and news is available at their website

Projects in the Phillipines

Sr Kate O'Neill RNDM who is part of the Philippines Provincial Leadership Team updated us on the important work of the RNDM sisters in the Philippines during 2011-2012. She expressed her thanks for the ongoing support of the Sacred Heart community and described the purpose of the two projects to which our fundraising this year will be directed.
Project 1: Educational Support for the Dulungan Menubo Girls, Kulaman, Mindanao. The RNDM Dalesan Kailawan Centre provides opportunities for many Dulungan Menubo Girls to gain a formal education. The girls reside in a dormitory during the weekdays. An holistic approach is used to assist in building self esteem, dignity and pride among these marginalized people. In 2011/2012 there are fifty three girls residing at the dormitory. Twenty nine girls are in Elementary School, twenty one in High school and three in College. Our College fundraising efforts assist in meeting the educational needs of these children.
Project 2: Health Assistance, Medical Training and Consultation Program for the Dulungan Menubo Tribe in Kulaman. Mindanao Kulaman is a remote village in the mountains of Sultan Kudarat municipality in Mindanao. It is an area which lacks facilities and resources for surgical and medical emergencies, as well as dental care. By providing medical care, access to hospitals and medicines, many lives are saved. In addition to medical attention, health education is provided to the older girls who reside in the dormitory.

Celebrating 150 years of Missionary Life.

In 2012 The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions will be celebrating 150 years of life as an international missionary congregation of religious women. Sister Madeleine Barlow, Province Leader extends an invitation to the community of Sacred Heart Girls’ College, to become involved in the celebrations. Her invitation is available at the link below.
Treasure our Past - Shape our Future: Invitation from Sr Madeleine Barlow