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Who is Philippine for Us Today?

(From a letter written by Helen McLaughlin, RSCJ, Former Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart, to the communities of the Society of the Sacred Heart)

I feel it is important for each one of us to take up Philippine’s life and to reflect on her message. She has surprised us now by stirring the surface of our immediate consciousness with extraordinary energy! What is she trying to communicate to us today? Who is she for us:

Dogged Anti-Trafficking Activities Result in Change

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Two Religious of the Sacred Heart, Fran Tobin and Mary Ann Foy, are members of STOP SLAVERY: Northern California Coalition of Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking, a coalition of nine Bay Area congregations. Reflecting on the reality that the incidence of trafficking rises at major sporting events, the coalition decided to take action steps in advance of the America’s Cup races scheduled for August and September. A year ago the sisters identified a prominent hotel corporation with known connections to event preparations and compiled a list of its hotels in the Bay Area.


Sister Bea Brennan about prayer

Sister Bea Brennan kindly responded to our request to reflect on her prayer life. She wrote, "At the heart of our Judeo-Christian heritage is the belief that every human being is uniquely known and loved by God. No two of us commune with God in exactly the same way, even when we pray together. What follows is just a sketch of what prayer is like for me."

Mary Brady, RSCJ

Mary Brady, RSCJ

Birth: April 4, 1926
Profession: July 29, 1954
Death: May 4, 2013

Religious of the Sacred Heart Mary Lamphier Brady, who revealed God’s love through her devoted service to families in need, died suddenly on Saturday, May 4. Recalled as full of generosity and gentleness, goodness and grace, Sister Brady will be celebrated in a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10th, at St. Francis of Assisi, South End Site, Albany. There will be a visitation period one hour before the service. Interment will be in the Kenwood Cemetery in Albany. A memorial service and sharing of memories will also be held Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. at St.

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communitas et caritas

Community and Love. The unexpected twists and turns of a becoming a nun.

Life sometimes leads down unexpected roads. Mine is leading to religious life--to the life of a Catholic nun. Jesus is leading me on a journey, and that journey is both exciting and a bit bewildering to me. On July 18, 2012, I professed temporary vows! Now, I live as a Religious of the Sacred Heart, in ministry teaching church history at a theology school, sharing my world with a wonderful community of sisters. So, the journey continues. May we enjoy it to the fullest!