June 3 – 9, the Stuart Center in Washington, D.C., hosted the Sacred Heart Global Citizen Program, bringing together 12 participants from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States to participate in a week of exploration, conversation, reflection and prayer. This year’s focus was Ecological Transformation through Spirituality.
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we invite you to reflect on words from our Superior General, Barbara Dawson, RSCJ: “All of us are called to pray deeply. We are called to deepen our love – within the Heart of Christ, for each other and for our world and its people. We are called to participate in whatever way is possible for us. No one is too old or too young to be co-creators of our future.”
One heart and one soul in the Heart of Jesus,
The Provincial Team
Saint Madeline Sophie Barat stated that she would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart for the "sake of a single child." Because this commitment to the safety and well-being of children is at the heart of our mission, the United States – Canada Province stands in strong opposition to the present policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum in the United States.
Happy Feast Day!
Today we celebrate the feast of our beloved foundress, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat. Sophie was committed to a deep life of prayer and reflection, and she continually invited the members of the Society to see this as the basis for their inner lives and for whatever tasks they undertook. We invite you to pray and reflect today on the words of some of our RSCJs.
Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie
Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ
The Society of the Sacred Heart stands with and echoes the Leadership Conference of Women Religious's statement in regards to the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration.
Informed by Mary Mardel, RSCJ, the work is the new centerpiece of the Flood Mansion's front entrance, representing the past and future of Convent & Stuart Hall, as well as Sacred Heart education around the world.
Evoking Convent & Stuart Hall’s past and its place among Sacred Heart schools around the globe today, the school unveiled a major art installation titled Welcome Home on April 23 inside the front entrance of the Flood Mansion.
The Bicentennial Committee is pleased to share Echoes from the Rebecca, a prayer, reflection and guided meditation resource centered around the four calls of the 2016 General Chapter.
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On Saturday, March 24, 2018, RSCJ and members of our Sacred Heart family participated in the "March for Our Lives" in cities across the country. The #NeverAgain movement, which came about as a response to the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, organized the March for Our Lives. The March serves as a demand for comprehensive gun control. (CNN)
Our new province Chief Operating Officer (COO), Antonia M. Ponder, J.D., is a native of St. Louis and the product of Catholic education, receiving her undergraduate and law degree from Saint Louis University in 1999. After clerking for the Missouri Supreme Court, Toni practiced corporate and real estate law at mid-size firms in St. Louis.
The Central Team announced they have named Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, provincial for the United States – Canada Province, 2018-2021. She currently serves as provincial.
This month, Sister Hammond selected her new provincial team: Donna Collins, RSCJ; Maureen Glavin, RSCJ; Theresa Moser, RSCJ; and Diane Roche, RSCJ.
The new team will begin on August 1, 2018.
A special thank you to the current provincial team serving with Sister Hammond: Margaret (Meg) Causey, RSCJ; Anne-Marie Conn, RSCJ; Mary Finlayson, RSCJ; and Diana Wall, RSCJ.