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Jul 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ), Associates and members of the Society of the Sacred Heart community alongside Catholic leaders, advocates and activists held prayer and later held witness to an act of civil disobedience Thursday, July 18, 2019. Those present raised their voices for an end to the inhumane treatment of immigrant and refugee children and families by the United States government.

Among those present were Bridget Bearss, RSCJ; Meg Causey, RSCJ; Linda Kato, RSCJ; and Ellen Nelson, RSCJ.

Statement on Humanitarian Crisis at the United States – Mexico Border
Jul 03, 2019

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat stated that she would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart for the “sake of a single child.” This commitment is at the heart of our mission. Committed to the well-being and safety of all children, the United States – Canada Province strongly opposes the separation and detainment of children seeking asylum with their families at the United States Southern Border and the inhumane conditions under which they are being held. The current government policies terrorize and traumatize children, and must be stopped.

Carol Bialock, RSCJ
Jun 27, 2019

Carol Bialock, RSCJ, is not a traditional nun. She is a poet, an activist and a student of Sufism, and she has spent her life deeply devoted to those in need. And now she is a published author as well, seeing her vivid book of poems, Coral Castles, released by Fernwood Press on her 90th birthday.

Jun 27, 2019

The 2016 General Chapter articulated this intention for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) and provided the impetus for convening the International JPIC meeting in the Philippines, November 14-25, 2018.

In preparation for this meeting, the entire Society and members of the Sacred Heart family engaged in a reflection process that held three goals:

Duchesne House Closing: Thank You Party!
Jun 12, 2019

Come celebrate with us the memories on Bayou Road as we give thanks for sharing in our ministry of hospitality and transformation.

Monday, August 5, 2019

At the heart of dialogue: Network training 2019
May 21, 2019

In April 2019, students and educators from Network of Sacred Heart schools gathered at Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois, for an intensive dialogue training with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Virginia Rodee, RSCJ; Sharon Karam, RSCJ; Jan Dunn, RSCJ
May 15, 2019

Sharon Karam, RSCJ, received the Woman of Conscience Award at the 42nd annual AASH (Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart) National Conference, held in New Orleans, April 26–27.

The following remarks, presented by Jan Dunn, RSCJ, illuminate the love and heart Sister Karam so graciously gives to those she encounters.

Left to right: Hannah Joseph ('19); Ele Grenfell ('19); Miss Paula Macchello; Irma Dillard, RSCJ; Claire Nickerson ('21); Kayla Kinkaid ('20); Sofia Morra ('21); and Miss Lauren Brownlee. The students are members of the Social Action Student Advisory Board.
May 01, 2019

This past March, Irma Dillard, RSCJ, joined the faculty, staff and students at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart for their “Social Action Day.”

Social Action Day focused on examining racism in light of the Chapter Calls, the work that the Society has done to explore and address its past with slavery, and what that means for all of us today.

(From left to right) Bridget Bearss, RSCJ; Sheila Smith, RSCJ; Anne-Marie Conn, RSCJ
Apr 23, 2019

This past March, the United Nations (U.N.) Headquarters in New York hosted the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), bringing together more than 5,000 delegates from around the world, including several RSCJ from the United States – Canada Province.

Sheila Smith, RSCJ, the international Society of the Sacred Heart’s U.N.-NGO (nongovernmental organization) representative, along with Anne-Marie Conn, RSCJ, and Bridget Bearss, RSCJ, among other RSCJ in the New York metro area, attended the commission, which took place March 11-22, 2019.