Mary Finlayson, RSCJ New Provincial Team Membr
Mary Finlayson, RSCJ has agreed to serve on the Provincial Team for the United States - Canada province and her selection has been approved by General Council  She brings considerable provincial administrative experience, having served on the team and as provincial in Canada. She also has much international experience, having lived for periods of time in countries of our Philippine Duchesne region and in Europe; and she has facility in all three languages of the Society.  She will be the team liaison with the West region and will continue as the director of the Vocation Ministry team.


An Invitation to Say Yes As we move into Advent, I gaze upon the image of Mary, the Madonna, lovingly holding the Christ Child in her arms. I reflect on perhaps one of her greatest gifts to me, her invitation to be willing to say yes to God.  

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For Your Prayers

The Roock Family

Mark Roock is a lovely man who works in Institutional Advancement at Maryville. He is a family man, a gentle man and a man of deep faith.  His son, David, was traveling to Chicago with his three small girls. A tractor trailer hit their car, instantly killing two of the little ones. The third child has a spinal injury - how severe, I do not know. The father is relatively unscathed. I am writing to ask that the community pray for this family. I just can't imagine the grief felt by the parents and grandparents. I know you and the RSCJ have an enviable gift for prayer.

Prayers for Dan Foy

Mary Ann Foy asks our continued prayers for her nephew, Dan Foy, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.  He is still in ICU in an induced coma to assist in healing multiple broken bones and surgeries to iserts rods in crucial parts of his body.  Please pray for a complete recovery.

Never forget that the children are a sacred trust which you must guard "with a truly maternal love drawn from the Heart of Jesus." Be patient with your pupils; our Lord is so patient with you.

Aloysia Hardey, RSCJ


Chicago native Carol Haggarty, RSCJ, is a true Child of the Sacred Heart. Her grandmother went to a Sacred Heart school in France. Her mother was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Academy on Pine Grove, in Chicago, the predecessor to the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Sheridan Road. Carol and her two sisters went to Sheridan Road, her two great-nieces are there now. It was the example of the religious at Sheridan Road – their kindness to the students and love for each other – that drew Carol to consider religious life.