September 20, 2019
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat stated that she would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart for the “sake of a single child.” This commitment is at the heart of our mission. Committed to the well-being and safety of all children, the United States – Canada Province joins with schools, the Global Catholic Climate Movement and intergenerational groups across the globe in supporting the Global Climate Strike Movement on September 20, 2019.
On September 16, 2019, members of the Central Team, formally known as the General Council, of the Society of the Sacred Heart arrived in Albany, New York, to commence their month-long visit in the United States – Canada (USC) Province.
On September 14, 2019, RSCJ and friends celebrated a liturgy in the novitiate community in Chicago, Illinois, to officially welcome Ruth Cunnings, NSCJ, to the novitiate.
Provincial Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, and Maureen Glavin, RSCJ, representing the Provincial leadership team attended the gathering along with Chicago-area RSCJ, Maryknoll Sisters and Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) with whom RSCJ are collaborating in the novitiate program this year.
The Religious of the Sacred Heart join all who are mourning the loss of Cokie Roberts, legendary journalist, political commentator and Sacred Heart alumna. As we listen to Cokie’s well-deserved accolades, our hearts are filled with a profound mixture of sadness and gratitude.
We have lost a wonderful friend and a faithful partner in mission. In all that she did, Cokie was that eloquent lesson to the world whom Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat described when she wrote to the Children of the Sacred Heart, “Through your very lives, you will extend into the world our mission.”
Join Fr. Michael Joncas as he discusses his newest mass setting, The Mass in Honor of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. Learn the story behind this wonderful new setting dedicated in honor of the 200th anniversary of Saint Rose Phillipine Duschene’s arrival in the New World.
A reflection by Catherine Kestler, Associate
The Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) and Associate’s Indiana Dunes Hiking Retreat took place on August 15-20, 2019. Associates Jane Steinfels, Lori Wilson and I joined Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Diane Roche, RSCJ, and Jane O’Shaughnessy, RSCJ, at a rural La Porte, Indiana, farmhouse. From there, we ventured to the amazing dunes of Northwestern Indiana.
The Duchesne Prayer Room at Mount Anville Secondary School was created in 2018 to commemorate the bicentennial of the journey of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne to the United States in 1818. The Duchesne Prayer room was created with input from the Society of the Sacred Heart Irish – Scottish Province and United States – Canada (USC) Province.
August 14, 2019
The Society of the Sacred Heart, as a part of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), affirmed this letter.
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, offers a reflection on the promise of the day as revealed in the readings. Thank you to Catholic Women Preach for sharing this video.
August 6, 2019
In the wake of yet two more mass shootings in the United States within 24 hours, the leadership of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the United States – Canada Province joins its voice with the families of these massacres, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and people of good will from all faiths, who are demanding an end to the legislative paralysis that prevents common sense gun control from being enacted in this country.