Birth: July 11, 1924
Profession: July 29, 1955
Death: January 18, 2014
Religious of the Sacred Heart Claire Kondolf died January 18, at Teresian House in Albany, New York. An outstanding school administrator who was always willing to share her time and talent – and always with a smile – Sister Kondolf will be remembered in a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 on Thursday, January 23 in the chapel at Teresian House. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Society of the Sacred Heart cemetery at Kenwood.
Birth: July 10, 1926
Profession: July 29, 1955
Death: January 15, 2014
Religious of the Sacred Heart Mary McMahon, an educator who brought grace and joy to everything she did, died Wednesday, January 15, at Oakwood, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s elder care center in Atherton, California. Her "final welcome" will be Friday, January 31 at 4:00 pm at Oakwood. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 am, followed by a sharing of memories.
In anticipation of the creation of the Conference of Sacred Heart Education in the United States and Canada, the leadership team of the United States – Canada Province has asked Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, to become the first Head of the Conference. Sister Cooke, currently serving as headmistress of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, has generously agreed to lead the Conference when it is launched in August 2015.
Anne Corry, RSCJ, from the Australia/New Zealand Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, is the international Society’s coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) activities. She recently updated members of the Society on her work over the past several months. Here are some of the highlights of her report:
Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ ’70 is a native of New Orleans, LA. One of ten children, she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans with her five sisters for 14 years (including pre-K and K) and graduated in 1970. Sister Guste served at the Academy of the Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau and at the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. She wrote the story below to share a little about her vocation.
Birth: November 13, 1922
Profession: July 30, 1951
Death: January 2, 2014
Our beloved sister, Harriet Padberg, RSCJ, died Thursday, January 2, at Oakwood, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s elder care center in Atherton, California. Remembered for her brilliant mind, generous nature and gentle smile, her life will be celebrated in two locations, first with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am Thursday, January 23, at Oakwood, 140 Valparaiso Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Louis in the chapel of Villa Duchesne Academy, 801 South Spoede Road, at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 25.
The winter issue of Heart magazine highlights the legacy of Janet Erskine Stuart. Mother Stuart (1857-1914) was the sixth superior general of the Society of the Sacred Heart, serving in that position from 1911 to 1914. She was a prolific writer, known in particular for her book The Education of Catholic Girls. The Society of the Sacred Heart and schools of the Sacred Heart around the world are observing the centennary of her death from October 2013 to October 2014.