This moment in religious life is generating interest and energy around how congregations can adapt to what is been asked of us today in the cries of the world and cries of the earth. This book brings together God's call, the world's needs and charisms in consecrated life in a way that dynamically engages the vows, prayer, community and ministry for the particular time and contexts in which we live. Here is a valuable theological and pastoral resource for the conversion, transformation and revitalization needed in consecrated life today.
Books by RSCJ
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.
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.
Edited by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, 1769-1852
'Santa Rosa Filipina Duchesne: Un Corazón de Fuego atravesando Fronteras' (Spanish Edition) Primary tabs
Hace doscientos años, Rosa Filipinia Duchesne se embarcó para cruzar el Atlántico y establecer la Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón y educar a los niños del Nuevo Mundo. Al abrir la primera escuela católica al oeste del Misisipi, la Madre Duchesne, conocida como "la mujer que siempre reza", atravesó fronteras para poner fe, amor y educación en el mundo.
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.
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.
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.
Grave on the Prairie, by Maureen J. Chicoine, RSCJ, is the story of the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart to the Potawatomi in Kansas. Inaugurated by Philippine Duchesne in 1841, the mission lasted until 1879 when the religious of the Sacred Heart withdrew from Saint Marys, Kansas. The title refers to the grave of the seven RSCJ who died in Kansas.
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.