Death: Feb. 3, 2014
We ask for your prayers for our dear sister Concepción (Concha) Camacho, RSCJ, who passed away this morning. Sister Camacho accepted the call to serve as the Society of the Sacred Heart Superior General during the 1970 General Chapter - a challenging and rewarding time of both upheaval and renewal for the Roman Catholic Church and for women religious.
Birth: July 11, 1924
Profession: July 29, 1955
Death: January 18, 2014
Religious of the Sacred Heart Claire Kondolf died January 18, at Teresian House in Albany, New York. An outstanding school administrator who was always willing to share her time and talent – and always with a smile – Sister Kondolf will be remembered in a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 on Thursday, January 23 in the chapel at Teresian House. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Society of the Sacred Heart cemetery at Kenwood.
Birth: July 10, 1926
Profession: July 29, 1955
Death: January 15, 2014
Religious of the Sacred Heart Mary McMahon, an educator who brought grace and joy to everything she did, died Wednesday, January 15, at Oakwood, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s elder care center in Atherton, California. Her "final welcome" will be Friday, January 31 at 4:00 pm at Oakwood. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 am, followed by a sharing of memories.
In anticipation of the creation of the Conference of Sacred Heart Education in the United States and Canada, the leadership team of the United States – Canada Province has asked Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, to become the first Head of the Conference. Sister Cooke, currently serving as headmistress of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, has generously agreed to lead the Conference when it is launched in August 2015.
Anne Corry, RSCJ, from the Australia/New Zealand Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, is the international Society’s coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) activities. She recently updated members of the Society on her work over the past several months. Here are some of the highlights of her report:
Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ ’70 is a native of New Orleans, LA. One of ten children, she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans with her five sisters for 14 years (including pre-K and K) and graduated in 1970. Sister Guste served at the Academy of the Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau and at the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. She wrote the story below to share a little about her vocation.