"In order to witness to the Reign of God, we need to build community." ~ Patricia García de Quevedo, former Superior General, Society of the Sacred Heart
Heart is published two times a year to highlight the mission and ministries of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada, for a wide circle of friends. The covers, photographs of hearts in nature, symbolic of Christ's presence at the heart of the universe, bear witness to the contemplative dimension of the Society's "wholly contemplative, wholly apostolic" mission: To discover and reveal God's love through the service of education.
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The winter issue of Heart magazine highlights the legacy of Janet Erskine Stuart. Mother Stuart (1857-1914) was the sixth superior general of the Society of the Sacred Heart, serving in that position from 1911 to 1914. She was a prolific writer, known in particular for her book The Education of Catholic Girls. The Society of the Sacred Heart and schools of the Sacred Heart around the world are observing the centennary of her death from October 2013 to October 2014.
The spring 2013 issue of Heart focuses on the most essential element of St. Madeleine Sophie’s gift to our world, our church and to us who are connected because of her, the Call to Contemplation.
"...We recognize dialogue as the way to a more human world, a life with Spirit." (Chapter 2008 Documents) This issue of Heart magazine focuses on the Chapter Priority of Dialogue Toward Communion: Walking with Humanity.
The spring 2012 issue of Heart Magazine marks the 25th edition of this publication. With a focus on the Society's priority for justice, peace and integrity of creation, it tells just a few of the stories of how this "little Society" - as St. Madeleine Sophie Barat called it - serves to discover and reveal the incarnate love of God.
The Winter issue of Heart magazine is here! This issue celebrates the announcement of the next Provincial, a new Network school, a new internship opportunity and the wonderful care our elder Sisters receive. It is full of the "good news" in the Heart of the world. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the editor at email@example.com.
As Provincial Paula Toner, RSCJ notes, "This issue of Heart presents many facets of the "we" that is the Sacred Heart family ... In this season of new life following a long wait in darkness, we celebrate the hope we have for our suffering companions on life's journey ..." Read about our journey together, and join us in The Heart.
As you will read in this issue of Heart, ministering with "the heart of an educator" takes place in many different settings: in actual classrooms, in countries where needs are enormous, and in places where healing is called for... As we contemplate the coming of Jesus, let us commit ourselves to regard the people in our lives as He did the people in his...
The exquisite beauty of the Japanese Spirea on our cover, the brilliance of color, the array of many small flowers within the heart-shaped blossom all came from what were barren branches just a few months ago. How we welcome Spring, this spectacle of creation’s resilience.
In the flow of seasons, the winter months are a fallow time. If we take our cues from nature, slow down, and pay attention, and if we can be present to this season, there is richness in the quiet of winter, in the darkness of long nights (the realm of owls), in the stillness and silence. Here we can be present to ourselves “where chance seeds may grow as the wind conveys them,” present to our life experiences from which to draw wisdom, and we can be present to God – who is very near and yet unknowable, mysteriously present to us.