As Religious of the Sacred Heart in the United States-Canada Province, we are called by our recent Chapter Documents to stand in solidarity with “those who have been wounded, displaced, and excluded because of poverty, violence, and environmental degradation.” The recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord and to stop future payments to the Green Climate Fund compels us to add our voice to the growing chorus of people of good will from around the world who are deeply concerned about the negative impact this will have both locally and globally.


First Friday for July 2017
At a particularly difficult moment in the noviceship, I found myself at the botanical garden in Encinitas, California, where I was surrounded by desert flora and could see the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The internal work of being a novice at that moment felt too big for me – whatever it was I had discovered in myself could no longer be contained by prayer in my room. It needed instead the openness of ocean and desert.

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For Your Prayers

Business guidance

Please pray that the business I'm partnered with  will flourish and be successful. We currently are facing quite a few obstacles. This may be the toughest time we have faced, but regardless feel confident that we will succeed. Thank you for your time and prayers.

Healing for my Precious Mother

I declare in the mighty name of Jesus my precious mother is healed of heart failure, COPD, coronary artery disease and resulting damage in body/brain vessels, lightheadedness, fogginess, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, chest pain, cholesterol and plaque buildup, blood pressure, kidneys, neuropathy, vision issues. I praise Him that by His stripes she is healed. She will not die but live and declare the works of the Lord for the world. Thank you for agreeing with me in praying without ceasing!

The Sacred Heart never asks that we become perfect all at once, but that we work at becoming so day by day as God gives us grace and light.

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat


2015 Jubilarian, Celebrating 50 Years as a Religious of the Sacred Heart St. Louis native Carolyn (Lyn) Osiek, RSCJ, is the Archivist for the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States - Canada Province. She enjoys the collaborative nature of this role, as she is “able to assist many people in the Society, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, and the circle of our collaborators and friends who daily live the same message of love.”