God whose power is love and whose heart is infinite,
You have called the Religious of the Sacred Heart
To discover and reveal your love
by living as women of the pierced heart of Christ,
attentive both to your presence
and to the anguish and hope of your people.
Keep us faithful to your longings for us:
Contemplative by vocation
desirous of communion
generous in forgiveness
and passionate for justice.
By our witness,
attract other women to this same spirit and mission.
Join to our number those who
are great-hearted and ready to reveal your face.
Give us companions who, despite the ambiguities of this age,
will lean on the love of their sisters as they root their lives in you.
Invite to the Society of the Sacred Heart
those who are generous and oy-filled like Madeleine Sophie,
those who are courageous and daring like Philippine,
and renew us all in these habits of heart.
We ask this in confidence and hope through Christ,
risen and reigning with you and the Spirit,
now and forever. Amen
- Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ