In time for its bicentennial celebration, the Society of the Sacred Heart published “Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers.”
Two hundred years ago, Rose Philippine Duchesne set out across the Atlantic to establish the Society of the Sacred Heart and educate the children of the new world. Opening the first Catholic school west of the Mississippi, Mother Duchesne, known as “the woman who prays always,” crossed frontiers to bring faith, love and education to the new world.
This Winter Issue of Heart magazine takes a deep look at General Chapter and the calls that were discerned for the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Society welcomes all members of the Sacred Heart family to prayerfully learn, discover and to live these calls with them, over the next eight years.
A group of mothers came together more than twenty years ago to pray for their children in the chapel of their school. Every week they gathered, praying the rosary fo the physical and spiritual safety of their children. The Mother's Rosary is the result of the love and devotion of these mothers. Now this book can serve as the catalyst for mothers to gather anywhere to pray for their children and to petition the aid of the Blessed Mother to help them be the best mothers possible.
Our donors’ participation in God’s ongoing work of love through the Society of the Sacred Heart makes a significant difference – both now and into the future. Thank you for each gift to the province, as each gift helps to further our spiritual and educational mission and contributes to the care of our elderly sisters.
This Spring Issue of Heart magazine has as its theme, Hope in a Broken World. During a time that our world sees so much sadness and pain, our contributors also see so much hope. In sharing their stories, they share that hope despite the brokenness around us. As you read and reflect on these stories, please share with us the hope you are finding in this world of ours.
Translated by Frances Gimber, RSCJ
The book relates the history of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the forty countries where it has been sent against the background of the social, political and economic, as well as religious, currents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Religious of the Sacred Heart have had to confront liberalism and anti-clericalism, revolution, the effects of Nazism and Marxism, and world wars that destroyed their houses and scattered their members.
Edited by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ, and Therese Fink Meyerhoff
This collection of essays features 55 members of the RSCJ sharing their answer to the most personal question: “How do you pray?” Their moving, personal answers provide an opportunity to look into your own interior life as they share how they move towards deeper communion with God.
Louise Callan, RSCJ (1893-1966): Historian and Biographer of Philippine Duchesne by Carolyn Osick, RSCJ, is available for purchase in print and as an ebook. Louise Callan, RSCJ, was professor of history and sacred scripture at Maryville College in St. Louis, Missouri, until her death in 1966. She was greatly loved by her many Maryville students.
As we enter into the winter season, a time when the earth lies fallow in colder climates, our contributors to the winter issue of Heart focus on the connection and responsibility of each one of us to our common home, the earth. We invite you to take this issue of Heart “to heart” and respond to the call of Pope Francis to make the care of our common home a personal call.