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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The Province of the United States - Canada is one of 34 provinces in the international Society of the Sacred Heart. Religious of the Sacred Heart consider themselves members of this one international community, and this unity is important. The words cor unum et anima una in Corde Jesu (one heart and one soul in the Heart of Jesus) appear on the cross each one wears.

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Following are some of the many places where you will find RSCJs, Associates, alums and friends living the charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart:

Related Organizations

AASH Conference Award Winners
The Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) was created as a way to unite all children of the Sacred Heart in the United States and to further the work of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Associates of the Sacred Heart are women and men who are attracted by and live the spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart. There is a profound sense of mutuality between RSCJ and Associates because our common mission is to discover and make known the love of the heart of Jesus. We give witness to the love of God expressed in Jesus, in humanity, and in creation. This love calls us to collaborate in God’s transformation of our lives and the world around us.
Sacred Heart Commission on Goals
The Network of Sacred Heart Schools has twenty-two member schools and two provisional schools that are independent but historically related and whichshare a commitment to the vision expressed mored than 200 years ago by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Joan Kirby and Cecile Meijer at the United Nations
The Society of the Sacred Heart has been present at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) since early 2003, when we became associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Our NGO office is part of the international Society of the Sacred Heart.
The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri is a lasting tribute to the French missionary Religious of the Sacred Heart who brought formalized education and a zeal for sharing the love of God to the Missouri frontier in 1818.
Sprout Creek Farm
Sprout Creek Farm, in Poughkeepsie, New York, is one of the less traditional educative projects connected to the United States - Canada Province.
The Stuart Center for Mission, Educational Leadership and Technology is a ministry of the Society of the Sacred Heart. It supports and furthers the educational mission of the Society by working with Religious of the Sacred Heart, collaborators and social justice groups to strategically:
Sister Be Mardel
The Children of Mary Sodality, founded in the 1830s, was seen by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat as an important outgrowth of the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Its growth followed closely the establishment of Academies and Colleges of the Sacred Heart, enabling alumnae and friends to continue their religious formation as adults. Today there are Sodality groups in several cities in the United States which meet monthly, as well as for an annual retreat or days of recollection. These foster the spiritual and apostolic lives of the members and those who join them. "That which is life-giving attracts."