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The stained glass window commemorates the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Darwin from 1908 to 2008.

The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart are a Catholic international Congregation with a missionary orientation.  The Daughters were founded in 1874 by a French priest, Father Jules Chevalier who also founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1854.

In 1882, Father Chevalier appointed Marie Louise Hartzer in charge of the community.  On 9th September, 1884, the profession ceremony took place, including that of Marie Louise.  The Congregation had 5 professed members.  In 1884, five sisters set out on a mission to Oceania and landed in Sydney on January 31, 1885. 



Address:90 Smith Street, St Mary's Star of the Sea Cathedral, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.459247
Long: 130.838096
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008


Front Inscription

Commemorating the Centenary of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of the Diocese of Darwin 1908 - 2008


Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

This stained glass window is dedicated to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Mary see our trust in you
Listen to our prayer.

The flames depict the desire of the heart of Jesus.
Jesus said : I have come to cast fire upon the earth.  Luke 12 : 49

The Sisters acknowledge with gratitude the generosity of their benefactors who have made possible this tribute to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Source: MA
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