As Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) we are called to follow Jesus in community, in the manner of our founder Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat. Deeply rooted in our relationship with Jesus, we affirm that life in community is a fundamental expression of our spirituality.
Community is a basic way of organizing ourselves, a space where we take decisions together for our lives and mission. Community on all levels is both mission and for mission.
Recognizing that we are part of the universe, of creation in all its abundance and of a fragmented humanity that yearns for new ways of relating, we are convinced that living in community models an alternative way of being together in this world. We strive to witness that love, hope, justice and peace are possible.
Conscious that the destruction of the environment will have the greatest impact on those who already suffer from poverty, hunger and the lack of water, we know that living in community and sharing our goods in common has the potential to reduce our consumption of the world's resources. In this context we reaffirm our commitment to live more simply.
We desire communities that are open to all, sharing life and faith, dreams and struggles, our goods and resources.
We are invited to weave threads of connectedness, drawing on the richness and challenge of interpersonal, cultural and ethnic diversities, in regions and provinces, and as an international Society.