Betsy Hartson, RSCJ Class of 1955 is a living model of many of the values upon which the Religious of the Sacred Heart were founded. Hartson has been involved in educating for over 25 years in Sacred Heart schools, but she has applied the educational mission to her efforts outside of the Society’s schools as well. Currently, and for the past 12 years, Hartson has been the Program Director of an adult education program called Living Wages.
The spring 2012 issue of Heart Magazine marks the 25th edition of this publication. With a focus on the Society's priority for justice, peace and integrity of creation, it tells just a few of the stories of how this "little Society" - as St. Madeleine Sophie Barat called it - serves to discover and reveal the incarnate love of God.
The Society of the Sacred Heart as a congregation has heard a call to work more closely and insert ourselves more concretely with the poor so as “to let the world set our agenda.” In 2000 we decided to pursue NGO status at the United Nations because we felt that as an international congregation of educators with a presence in 44 countries around the world, we have something to contribute at the international scene.
The Winter issue of Heart magazine is here! This issue celebrates the announcement of the next Provincial, a new Network school, a new internship opportunity and the wonderful care our elder Sisters receive. It is full of the "good news" in the Heart of the world. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Provincial Paula Toner, RSCJ notes, "This issue of Heart presents many facets of the "we" that is the Sacred Heart family ... In this season of new life following a long wait in darkness, we celebrate the hope we have for our suffering companions on life's journey ..." Read about our journey together, and join us in The Heart.
As you will read in this issue of Heart, ministering with "the heart of an educator" takes place in many different settings: in actual classrooms, in countries where needs are enormous, and in places where healing is called for... As we contemplate the coming of Jesus, let us commit ourselves to regard the people in our lives as He did the people in his...