2022 - 2023 Sacred Heart Spirituality Speaker Series
The Mums of Alums of Villa Duchesne group presents the 2022-2023 Sacred Heart Spirituality Speaker Series: Part II: "The Eucharist: Transformation and Calling."
This series seeks to deepen understanding of the fullness of the Eucharistic Gift and enable us to better respond to the simple, but profound question which launched the series last year: What is the "This" which Christ commanded of us in the Eucharist, "Do This in Remembrance of Me?"
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, described her prophetic vision for the Society:
That is it, I said to myself, as I was praying before a lonely tabernacle, we must dedicate ourselves to the education of youth, renew in souls the solid foundations of a living faith in the Blessed Sacrament ... We will raise up a multitude of adorers from all the nations, to the very ends of the earth.
We see here that the Eucharist lies at the Heart of the Society's foundation and mission. And, we as disciples, are invited to follow in Sophie's wisdom and footsteps as we embrace the journey of the Heart.
Friday, November 4, 2022: "Praying the Eucharist with Our Lives" by Barbara Quinn, RSCJ (see recording below)
Friday, February 3, 2023: "The Eucharist: A Sacrament of Transformation and Reconciliation" by Sharon Karam, RSCJ
Friday, March 3, 2023: "The Eucharist: What Does It Impel us To Do?" by Lynne Lieux, RSCJ
All three presentations will be held via Zoom and in-person in the Lenke Global Education Center at Villa Duchesne School of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis, Missouri at 10 a.m. Central Time.
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After each presentation, recordings will be posted to this webpage within one week.
Praying the Eucharist with Our Lives | November 4, 2022
Have you ever noticed that the rhythm of the Eucharist seems rather similar to the rhythm of our lives?! Likewise, it calls us to fashion our lives by drawing on the depth and witness of its movements. Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, shares a reflection on the Eucharist, and invites us to see and to respond to this central mystery of our faith.
Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, has been serving as the Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry since 2011. Prior to that, Sister Quinn worked at the Spirituality Ministry Center in San Diego for three years and at the University of San Diego for 10 years as the founding director of the Center for Christian Spirituality. Sister Quinn has worked in formation for the Society of the Sacred Heart, as director of the vocations team and as director of candidates. She has served as a trustee for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, and most recently at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Sister Quinn has given many talks throughout the Network of the Sacred Heart Schools as well as facilitated retreats for the Society of the Sacred Heart in Uganda, India, Japan, Australia, and Ireland.