In Solidarity with Those Who Are Most Vulnerable

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.

Journeying with people of different religions, races, and cultures, and listening profoundly to the joys and suffering of humanity, have allowed us to be touched by the poverty, inequality, exclusion, violence, and environmental destruction that are present in today’s world. We suffer the pain of our peoples. We take the responsibility to orient all our educative endeavors toward creating relationships of equality, inclusion, non-violence, and harmony, believing that to have life, and life in abundance, is the deepest desire of God. In whatever apostolic activity we are engaged, our educative mission makes visible our solidarity with those who are excluded. 

The pursuit of justice, peace, and integrity of creation permeates all aspects of our lives. We include these in the criteria we use for discerning our relationships, ministries, and commitments. In so doing, all our choices are marked by Gospel values.

Today, we commit to four imperatives set forth by the Society of the Sacred Heart International JPIC office:

  1. Washing one another feet: An invitation to critically reflect on JPIC and our relationship to power
  2. Transforming and being transformed: advocacy that begins with soul-searching honesty
  3. Caring for our common home.
  4. Welcoming people on the move and walking with those who seek refuge and who hope for a better future.

For more on JPIC visit our province's Office of JPIC on the Stuart Center website or contact our JPIC Coordinator, Megan Wilson-Reitz at

The Office of JPIC serves as a resource to Religious of the Sacred Heart and our colleagues in our mutual, ongoing efforts to “Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6.8) This office is part of the Stuart Center in Washington, D.C., and serves the entire province.

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