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Related Organizations

The Society of the Sacred Heart is blessed with the support of other organizations that have grown out of our ministry. These include:

Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH)

AASH Conference Award Winners

The Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) was created as a way to unite all children of the Sacred Heart in the United States and to further the work of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Celebrating 80 years in 2013, AASH is comprised of more than 51,000 women and men educated in Sacred Heart schools and divided among 45 member associations located in 26 states and British Columbia.

Sacred Heart at the UN

Joan Kirby and Cecile Meijer at the United Nations

The Society of the Sacred Heart has been present at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) since early 2003, when we became associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Our NGO office is part of the international Society of the Sacred Heart.

Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Sacred Heart Commission on Goals

The Network of Sacred Heart Schools has twenty-two member schools and two provisional schools that are independent but historically related and whichshare a commitment to the vision expressed mored than 200 years ago by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. In the Goals and Criteria of 1990, the document that defines the vision of Sacred Heart education in the United States today, Sacred Heart educators commit themselves to educate to:

Associates of the Sacred Heart

Associates of the Sacred Heart are women and men who are attracted by and live the spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart. There is a profound sense of mutuality between RSCJ and Associates because our common mission is to discover and make known the love of the heart of Jesus. We give witness to the love of God expressed in Jesus, in humanity, and in creation. This love calls us to collaborate in God’s transformation of our lives and the world around us.

The Children of Mary Sodality

Sister Be Mardel

The Children of Mary Sodality, founded in the 1830s, was seen by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat as an important outgrowth of the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Its growth followed closely the establishment of Academies and Colleges of the Sacred Heart, enabling alumnae and friends to continue their religious formation as adults. Today there are Sodality groups in several cities in the United States which meet monthly, as well as for an annual retreat or days of recollection. These foster the spiritual and apostolic lives of the members and those who join them. "That which is life-giving attracts."