During the February break, faculty and staff of Convent & Stuart Hall traveled to Cuba to learn about the country and retrace the steps of Sacred Heart on the island. Meeting with a number of RSCJ, the experience was especially timely given the upcoming bicentennial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her travels, which included a stop in Cuba. To learn more, click this link.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply disturbed by many of President Trump’s recent executive orders. His misplaced priorities and denigration of the values that form the bedrock of this nation, threaten us all.
Watch Mary Mardel, RSCJ, tell the story of Convent & Stuart Hall like you've never heard before in this 12-part series of short films. Click this link to see the films.
Mary Finlayson, RSCJ has agreed to serve on the Provincial Team for the United States - Canada province and her selection has been approved by General Council She brings considerable provincial administrative experience, having served on the team and as provincial in Canada. She also has much international experience, having lived for periods of time in countries of our Philippine Duchesne region and in Europe; and she has facility in all three languages of the Society. She will be the team liaison with the West region and will continue as the director of the Vocation Ministry team.
The Society of the Sacred Heart is seeking to commission a qualified artist to create a permanent outdoor artwork for the Jubilee Prayer Garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The garden is located between the church and the rectory. It currently has four other sculptures made of various materials.
The winning artist will be awarded a paid contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation (in conjunction with the archdiocese representative) of the final work.
The recent presidential election, and all the activities that surrounded it both before and after, cause us pain and concern for our country and its people.
The Sacred Heart Family is committed to reveal and make known the Love of God. This commitment calls us to have a deep focus and interest in assisting marginalized people in society. When we see hate crimes, disenfranchised populations, great division among people, and deep vulnerability we are compelled to action.
As a student at Convent High School, Barbara Dawson'66, RSCJ, remembers walking into single-room occupancy buildings in San Francisco's Mission District to deliver food to the hungry. That served as a foundation, she says, for a life dedicated to advocating for the poor and marginalized.
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.
Janet Stuart urges us to “enter into the joy of Our Lady.” She wrote often about joy: Be a Joybearer, a joygiver. “Joy is the infallible sign of God.” Entering into Mary’s joy, we also enter into our hope. Mary leads us not only to heavenly joys but also to joys in the here and now.
The image of Mater, whether the painting or the statue, perfectly depicts her joy. My experience tells me that what Mary does best is to lead me to Her Son. She takes seriously Jesus’ words, “I shall see you again and your hearts will be full of joy, a joy no one shall take from you.” (Jn. 16:32)
Jasmine Harris Smith, an alumna of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida, almost lost her chance to attend Loyola University New Orleans. When parents of her classmates at Carrollton heard her story, one of the moms set up a YouCaring.com crowdfunding page. Within 24 hours, the page had more than 2,300 shares and raised $41,741 to cover four years’ college tuition for Jasmine. What a example of the power and support of the Sacred Heart family!