USC Provincial Team
On the Feast of Mater Admirabilis, Sister Barbara Dawson blessed Sister Sheila Hammond as new Provincial and the Provincial Team members of Sister Meg Causey, Sister Anne-Marie Conna and Sister Diana Wall for the United States - Canada (USC) Province. Following a consultation with the Religious of the Sacred Heart across the United States and Canada, Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, took the office as Provincial October 20, 2016, with Sister Causey, Sister Conn and Sister Wall continuing in their leadership roles on the Provincial Team.


Christ Pantocrator Image
In October nature confronts us vividly and beckons us to see.   In Sacred Heart settings around the world, Mater beckons us to reflect with an inner eye. We are reminded of the world we may not see, the world entrusted to Mater and to us.

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Oct 21, 2016
Prayer to Mater Admirabilis: We recited this prayer yesterday at the Liturgy and I thought I would copy it here for you as it is one that I love. It is...
Oct 21, 2016
Covenant: CovenantMine are the originals, the poets, the wanderers, those who don't fit in.Terrifically flawed and full of glory, I made you Human.Those who...


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.

What difference does it make how you pray, provided that your heart is seeking the One whom you love?

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat


Maura Keleher, RSCJ, celebrated her 50th Jubilee with the Society of the Sacred Heart in 2012. At the time, she was serving as the school archivist at Convent of the Sacred Heart (Ninety-First Street). She recently retired from that position, so we thought now would be a good time to look back at her interview.