More than two hundred Religious of the Sacred Heart from the United States - Canada Province, along with a few guests, gathered in Saint Louis, Missouri, July 15 - 19. The first days of the gathering focused on a report of the work done in the province since the last assembly in July 2012 and conversations about our priorities for the future. The final two days were devoted to preparing as a body for the Society's general chapter in 2016.
We are just thrilled to announce the launch of our new vocations webpages. These pages are intended for women who are trying to discern whether religious life is right for them, and especially for those who might feel a call to the Society of the Sacred Heart in particular.
The Office of Educational Leadership at the Stuart Center led a week-long program called Seeking a Different Life: The immigrant experience with a group of high school students from Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich is a beautiful, pastoral setting bordering on urbanized suburbia and a short train ride to Manhattan.
The Stuart Center for Mission, Educational Leadership and Technology, a ministry of the Society of the Sacred Heart, on Saturday, May 9, presented the second annual Kit Collins, RSCJ, Micah Awards to two individuals and an organization. This year’s Micah Award recipients are:
All Religious of the Sacred Heart around the world received this message from the general council in anticipation of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 12:
On this Feast of the Sacred Heart we turn our gaze to the God of deep compassion, to the God of love and mercy, who, knowing the world in which we live, its sorrows, violence, possibilities and challenges, reminds us that God is close to us, among us, teaching us to walk, raising us up in arms of love, curing, freeing us from yokes …
Betty Nakyanzi, RSCJ, has been studying in the United States for the past year and a half. She just completed her Master's Degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and will soon return to the Uganda - Kenya Province. She was featured recently on the Global Sisters Report, a project of the National Catholic Reporter.
The Society of the Sacred Heart recently donated a piece of art by Zoey Wood-Salomon, an indigenous artist, to Saint Paul University, as a contribution to the transformation of education being promoted at Saint Paul University. The presence of indigenous art is one step of many needed for reconciliation in Canada. But reconciliation has indeed, at last, begun.
Sister Jean Bartunek, an expert on organizational change, has taught at Boston College for more than thirty years. An academic to her toes, she is interested in research of all kinds. In an effort to keep the faculty of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College abreast of what their colleagues are doing, she created a series of talks. Now called the Bartunek Faculty Research Forum, this three-times-a-year event launched in 2010.
Joan Magnetti, RSCJ, will receive the Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the Manhattanville Alumni Association Board during their upcoming alumni reunion event.
From Saturday April 27th through Friday, May 1st, several Religious of the Sacred Heart, associates and friends made a meaningful, educational trip to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. They were participating in the Border Witness Experience, led by Ramona Casas and Eva Soto of ARISE, a resource center serving the immigrant population in Alamo, Texas.