The Society of the Sacred Heart United States – Canada Province publications committee is delighted to announce the publication of the long awaited Transformed: One Congregation’s Response to the Second Vatican Council and the Calls of the World.
In this 20th anniversary issue of Heart magazine, we take a look back at the origins of Heart and explore, today, the many ways the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) are living and building the future of the Sacred Heart mission with and across different generations.
Biographer and historian of the American frontier, Louise Callan, RSCJ, wrote in 1935:
“And through the whole of this, like a golden thread binding it into unity, runs the character of our greatest Indian missionary nun, Mother Lucile Mathevon - a novice of Mother Duchesne, foundress of the house of St. Charles (1828), and for about 35 years the very heart and soul of the Indian Mission.”
This book details the life and ministry of Sister Mathevon, focusing most prominently on her relationship with the Potawatomi.
“Walking into the Future Together With Courage and Confidence” was the theme of the United States – Canada Province Assembly that took place in July 2022. This theme continues throughout the pages of this Heart magazine issue. Amid the Advent season, the stories in this issue shine a light on partnering organizations, donors, alumnae/i, young people, staff and educators, who all share in the Society's mission and journey with the Religious of the Sacred Heart to discover and reveal God's love in the heart of the world.
With gratitude in our hearts, we share the 2022 Mission Advancement Report. Thank you to all of our donors for joining us in our mission to be the love of the Sacred Heart in our world!
As we celebrate and reflect during the month of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we recognize the many ways the wide Sacred Heart family continues to discover and reveal God's love in the heart of the world. The mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart continues to deepen and flourish in the United States – Canada Province, and at the heart of this mission lies connection.
This book can be used when making difficult healthcare decisions at home with no available guidance. It is also useful if ones financial situation is such that a family is concerned about not being able to afford some or all care being offered. In such situations this book helps patients, families, neighbors, gather together as they make difficult decisions right in their homes.
Social scientists develop knowledge that is directly pertinent to global challenges and crises and need to be included in initiatives taken to address them. This book is a step towards such presentation and involvement.
Global crises are crucially intertwined with our relationships, groups, organizations, communities, institutions, how they collaborate with each other, how they compete with each other, and the dynamics intermingled with these.
In this Mission Advancement Annual Report issue of Heart magazine, the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province shares stories of light and gratitude. Read about the beginnings of the Province's mission advancement office in RSCJ Q&A with Shirley Miller, RSCJ; reflections from Ruth Cunnings, RSCJ, who recently professed her first vows; memories and insights from alumnae/i of Network of Sacred Heart schools; and how members of various generations of the Sacred Heart family remain engaged with the Society's mission.
A life of consecration prefigures what Christians hope for by calling into question the value of power, sexuality and material possessions. Religious life challenges the idea that these things alone bring happiness and shows that we can be more fulfilled, happier and more whole without being attached to them. Furthermore, detaching ourselves from these desires allows others to live with more dignity and greater ease, as well. Consecrated life, then, is a prophetic witness to the joy of the eschatological call of Christianity.