Our name, Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ), is not just a name; it is a description of who we are. We are called to discover and reveal the love of God in our world. We are called to make God’s love visible to others through our words and deeds.

As Religious of the Sacred Heart, we make four vows. The first three are typical for religious: poverty, chastity and obedience. But the fourth is a vow of education, and it is precious to us. It is not a vow to teach. It is to do all that we do with the heart of an educator. In all that we do, we try to draw forth from those with whom we are in kinship  – student, patient, client or friend – the gifts and talents that God has given them.


Community is a core value to the Society of the Sacred Heart. Not only do Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) live in community, they seek to build community within their respective ministries and wider geographical communities. Associates center around and grow together in community, whether in regional groups or virtually. Educators and students of the Sacred Heart commit to the building of community as a Christian value, goal 3 of Sacred Heart Education.

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Everything we do we do with the heart of an educator.

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From our contemplation of the Pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

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Wholly contemplative and wholly apostolic, Sacred Heart spirituality is rooted in contemplation and prayer, which informs our ministry, our relationships and our everyday lives.

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Duchesne Fund for Ministry

RSCJ, Associates and partners in mission in the United States – Canada province serve the poor and marginalized in a variety of settings. In order to extend this service, the Duchesne Fund for Ministry was established to support organizations with whom we collaborate on projects that reflect Gospel values. Duchesne Fund for Ministry grants are awarded to projects serving the poor and marginalized within the United States. 

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