Sally Rude, RSCJ (left) Clare Pratt, RSCJ (Right)
Since 2010, community life director Clare Pratt, RSCJ, has been the backbone of the Oakwood Community in Atherton, California. Oakwood is one of the Society of the Sacred Heart’s eldercare communities. On March 1, Sister Pratt stepped down as community life director and Sally Rude, RSCJ, took the reins!


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Dear Friends, Brothers, and Sisters, I hope with all my heart, that you can please, pray for me. Please pray for me and my relationship.

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Please LORD GOD, we all need healing of our many illnesses. I need a job so we can keep alive. I have always worked and am unemployed through no fault of mine. Please help us in JESUS' name. Thank you LORD. Amen