Last Christmas found me on a crowded plane headed to Port au Prince, Haiti, where I spent a day with Religious of the Sacred Heart before driving up to Verrettes, a small town in the Artibonite Valley about two and a half hours away. The huge refugee camps which had filled every inch of open space in Port au Prince after the earthquake three years ago have melted away into fenced-in pockets where some people still live crowded together under tarps and in make-shift tents.


Sixth Station

The dark has lifted
for a moment now,
and film of dirt and sweat,
blurring His eye focus
to make crazy patterns on the road,
he cleared.

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For Your Prayers

In Solidarity with the Jewish Community in Kansas City

Together we pray for the victims of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, their families and the community.

May we see the day when war and bloodshed cease
when a great peace will embrace the whole world

Then nation shall not threaten nation
and humankind will not again know war.

For all who live on earth shall realize
we have not come into being to hate or destroy
We have come into being
to praise, to labour and to love.

Paul McNeil

Please pray for Paul McNeil, a friend and dedicated peace activist, who will have cancer surgery in the near future. Please pray for his complete recovery. He is a wonderful, dedicated person.

Speak little, pray much, go onward always, let passing things pass by, holding only onto what is eternal…

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat


Lynne Lieux, RSCJ Loves Her Role as Headmistress

Lynne Lieux, RSCJ, headmistress of the Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, shared her "road less traveled" vocation story and how her life as a Religious of the Sacred Heart allows her to heed all of the calls in her life: as a physicist, educator and woman religious. Her speech was reprinted in the magazine of the Schools of the Sacred Heart, which allowed us to share it with you here.