Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat: Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart

'Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat: Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart'

Illustrated by Pilar Campos Fernández-Figares and translated by Kim King, RSCJ

Meet Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, a courageous woman who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart. 

From a young child born in Joigny, France, to becoming a nun in Paris, she devoted her life to God, educating young girls and helping the poor. This inspirational children’s story is beautifully illustrated. 

'Bible Stories that Make Us Smile'

Illustrated by Patricia Reid, RSCJ

The stories in the Bible continue to be told and retold, learned and loved by every generation and every age level. Here are some of the most popular and some that seldom get much attention, all told from a dierent perspective, for young readers to get to know these wonderful people of the Bible and learn how to tell their own stories about them.

A Life Given In Love: Reflections on Philippine Duchesne

A Life Given In Love: Reflections on Philippine Duchesne, edited by Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, is now available to order online. This book was original printed in a limited supply and distributed to Sacred Heart communities and schools. 

'Coral Castles'

Carol Bialock, RSCJ, is not a traditional nun. She is a poet, an activist and a student of Sufism, and she has spent her life deeply devoted to those in need. And now she is a published author as well, seeing her vivid book of poems, Coral Castles, released by Fernwood Press on her 90th birthday.

‘Philippine Duchesne, Pioneer on the American Frontier (1769-1852) Volume 1 and 2: Complete Works’

In 1818, Mother Rose Philippine Duchesne, of the newly-founded Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, left France to participate in the missionary expansion of the Catholic Church in the New World, at the request of Bishop Louis William Dubourg, named bishop of “Louisiana.” This vast area, acquired by the United States from France in 1803, extended over a territory of 530,000,000 acres (828,000 square miles), from New Orleans to Canada, including all the lands drained by the vast river system of the Mississippi and the Missouri, the future Midwest of the United States.

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Dream Come True

'Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Dream Come True'

Karen Olson, RSCJ, has written a life of Philippine for middle school children.The book is liberally illustrated with photos taken by Sister Olson during her travels to places where Philippine lived. The narrative is based on the standard biographies by Louise Callan and Catherine Mooney. It answers actual questions some middle school students posed to Sister Olson about Philippine’s life and personality and about canonization.

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