The successful completion of the In Mission for Life campaign is humbling and gratifying. We thank God and each one of you for your faithful commitment and generous contribution to the mission of Society of the Sacred Heart. This annual report includes the final campaign reporting.
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.
Part family reunion, part retreat, part business meeting, a provincial assembly is, at its heart, a time to come together. Yes, there are meetings and updates and planning sessions, but this past July 18-22, when more than 230 RSCJ and lay colleagues gathered in St. Louis, what mattered most was the opportunity to renew bonds as daughters of Sophie in an atmosphere of hope. The assembly theme, Open Hearts, Transformed by the Spirit, proved to be prophetic. The RSCJ of the U.S.
"...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.
"This is all part of the story, and the story is God's love for you and your love for God."
- Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ
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.
In the fall of each year, the Office of Mission Advancement for the Society of the Sacred Heart publishes an annual report for its constituencies, donors, membership and volunteers. It is one way for the Religious of the Sacred Heart to express our gratitude to all those who have supported the Society’s mission in the previous year, and to update our friends and benefactors on the Society’s mission today. The 2009-2010 report acknowledges donors of the annual appeal, the In Mission for Life campaign and the Cor Unum Legacy Society.
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...