On Saturday, August 9, we celebrated the opening of our new noviceship in Halifax with a Liturgy with Associates and Religious of the Sacred Heart. We are blessed to have one novice studying this year and a vibrant community of religious surrounding her to aid her on her journey. We thank God for the gift of Evelyn Oluoha. Joining her at the Sophie Community are Sisters Anne-Marie Conn, Donna Dolan, Mary Finlayson, Kim King, Sally Rude and Anne Wachter. What follows is the homily delivered by Sheila Hammond, RSCJ at the liturgy on Saturday.
The Sacred Heart Schools in Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia, have been accepted as provisional members of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. While each school is well established as a Sacred Heart School, they are not currently members of the Network, which, prior to the merger of the United States and Canadian provinces, had been a network of schools only in the United States. Now that the provinces have combined, the schools are following suit.