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.
Edited by John R. Peteet, H. Steven Moffic, Ahmed Hankir, Harold G. Koenig
Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, is the lead author of the chapter titled “Clergy-Clinician Collaboration.”
Christianity and Psychiatry, published by Springer is a valuable resource for mental health professionals seeking to understand and address the particular challenges that arise when caring for Christian patients.
This book explores the life of Catherine Collins, RSCJ, founder of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the Center for Educational Design and Communication (CEDC) in Washington, D.C. “Kit,” as she was called, was a visionary, creative and influential educator. Schools of the Sacred Heart (now 25 total in the United States and Canada) owe the articulation of their educational philosophy, Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools, to her initiative.
Le Petit Musée is a museum dedicated to the history of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. The Catholic school for girls was founded, in 1821, by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) under the direction of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and has been in continuous operation since. The Shrine of Saint John Berchmans sits on the site of the 1866 miraculous cure of a Religious of the Sacred Heart.
With the changes of the last year has come adaptation and emergence into something new. With a global pandemic still looming, the Society of the Sacred Heart, United – States Canada Province, continues to emerge into a new future, remembering and reflecting on its' roots, remaining open to the present, and focusing on how the experiences and challenges of this unique time inform the Society's mission moving forward.
In The Meal That Reconnects, Dr. Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, invites readers to a more profound appreciation of the sacredness of eating, the planetary interdependence that food and the sharing of food entails, and the destructiveness of the industrial food system that is supplying food to tables globally.