In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of Saint Madeleine Sophie's death (May 25), the Province of Ireland and Scotland has created a lovely online journey with Sophie. Beginning Sunday, May 17th and continuing through her Feast on Monday, May 25th, each day has a special focus, allowing us to develop and savor a new relationship with our beloved Sophie.
This summer, Mary Forsyth will become president of the Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart, following two years on the AASH executive committee. An alumna of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in El Cajon, she has taught in Sacred Heart schools, served on the National Development Board and otherwise made herself indispensable over the years. She recently agreed to answer a few questions from her friend Shirley Miller, RSCJ, about her commitment to the Society.
How did you come to know the Society?
The United States - Canada Province is currently playing host to Superior General Kathleen Conan and General Council member Catherine Lloyd during an official visit. Sisters Conan and Lloyd will travel around the province over the course of about five weeks, making stops in St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri; San Francisco and Atherton, California; Grand Coteau and New Orleans, Louisiana; Boston, New York, Albany and Halifax. Every superior general must make an official visit to every one of the Society's 41 provinces during her eight-year term.
Graduations are fast approaching, and we have the perfect gift for that soon-to-be Sacred Heart Alum! The Wisdom of Saint Madeleine Sophie calendar contains a quote a day from the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. These words of wisdom have been excerpted from her letters and conferences. The calendar is by date, without the days of the week, so it can be used for years to come.
SHIP is a 6-week social justice internship program sponsored by the Stuart Center for Mission, Educational Leadership & Technology. Interns are young adults (18 years or older) with a strong interest in:
We joyfully share with you this beautiful message from Superior General Kathleen Conan to the Religious of the Sacred Heart who will make their final professions Sunday, February 1.
January 18 is the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. The article below first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Heart magazine, but remains as timely today as it was four years ago.
Where is my Life headed? What is most important to me?
Who else has these questions?
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich is hosting the first LifeLine Weekend in connection with the My Call Me Back mobile application.
Friday, February 27, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, March 1, 2015 noon
By Mary-Jane Ferrier, RSCJ
The Society of the Sacred Heart expresses its mission as “making known the love of God revealed in the heart of Jesus Christ.” In recent years that mission is also expressed through the lens of our commitment to pursue “justice, peace and the integrity of creation.” If only we could put this notion into what we call a “portmanteau word,” one that would emphasize the unity of these three notions all in one word, for that would speak to the unity of purpose our commitment leads us to.
With the acknowledgment that “our times need the credible and attractive witness of consecrated religious who demonstrate the redemptive and transformative power of the Gospel,” the Vatican today released the results of the Apostolic Visitation of women religious in the United States.