Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

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Frontiers Conference Speakers

On Education

Ananda Amritmahal, RSCJ, India
Ananda Amritmahal, RSCJ, has been teaching English Literature at Sophia College for Women in Mumbai since 1991. For the last five years, she has been Principal of the College. An ardent feminist, she is passionately committed to the cause of women's empowerment.

Eloisa Gómez, RSCJ, and Esteban Altamiranda, Argentina
Eloísa Gómez, RSCJ, Provincia Argentina – Uruguay- Miembro de la Coordinación del Núcleo Ed. Popular y de la Comisión de Ed. Formal de la Provincia. Vivo actualmente en Uruguay.
Esteban Altamiranda, Educador popular de Argentina. Laico. Papá de Olivia. Miembro de la coordinación del Nùcleo de Educación Popular de la Red ARU. Desarrolla su práctica en el Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Villa Jardín, Lanús Oeste.

Eloísa Gómez, RSCJ, Argentina – Uruguay Province, is a member of the Popular Education Coordinating Committee and the Formal Education Commission of the Province. She lives now in Uruguay.
Esteban Altamiranda, layman, father of Olivia, does Popular Education in Argentina, and is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Popular Education Network of Argentina-Uruguay. He practices his skills in the Sacred Heart School of Villa Jardín, Lanús Oeste, Argentina.

On Spirituality

Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, United States
Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, has been teaching Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago for 25 years. Every other summer, she travels to the Philippines to teach Spiritual Companioning at the Institute of Consecrated Life in Asia. Mary has published many articles on topics including Carmelite spirituality, ecospirituality, and methods for the academic study of spirituality. She frequently leads "Hiking Retreats" that immerse participants in a contemplative experience of the natural world.

Hae Young Choi, RSCJ, South Korea
Hae Young Choi, RSCJ, belongs to the Korea – Chinese Province. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Sogang University (Jesuit) in Seoul, Korea. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled, Prayers of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels. She is currently a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Korea, where she teaches New Testament and Spiritual Theology. She serves as director of the Catholic Women’s Research Institute of Korea(CWRIK) founded in 1996. Since 2014, she has served as a council member of the Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia, a group sponsored by Duke University.
Her publications include Spirituality for Co-existence and Hope (2016), Family Community Opening towards the Future(2008), Family Community Challenged Today(2006), Dreaming of the Open Church(2004), and Prayers of the New Testament(1999).

On Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

Anne Corry, RSCJ, New Zealand and International JPIC Commission
Anne Corry, RSCJ, is a member of the Australia/New Zealand province. She is currently International JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) coordinator and canonical secretary general for the Society of the Sacred Heart. She is based at the Mother House in Rome.

Joy Luz, RSCJ, Philippines
Joy Luz, RSCJ, is from the Philippines. She currently serves the international Society as webweaver of rscjinternational.org and as a member of the JPIC International Coordination Committee.

On Internationality

Cecile Meijer, RSCJ, Netherlands, United States, and United Nations
Cecile Meijer, RSCJ, was born and raised in the Netherlands and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in the United States. From 2003-2017, she served as the first NGO representative of the Society of the Sacred Heart at the United Nations, bringing the Society’s global mission to the international community’s policy table in New York. She currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Josephine Adibo, RSCJ, Uganda
Josephine Adibo, RSCJ, Ph.D. Psychology, M.A Counseling Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Education (BED), is a Ugandan by nationality, belonging to the Uganda/Kenya Province. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and a university counsellor for the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.


Marilyn McMorrow, RSCJ, United States
Marilyn McMorrow, RSCJ, received her PhD from Princeton University in the political theory of international relations. She teaches courses at Georgetown University that focus on normative and moral concerns in world politics such as "Ethical Issues in International Relations," "Human Rights in International Relations," "Just War Theory in the 21st Century," and "Global Pathways—Competing Visions.” Most recently, she has begun teaching a course offered by the Government Department at Georgetown entitled "Catholic Social Thought."