Religious of the Sacred Heart around the world join millions of faithful Catholics and others in celebrating the latest Encyclical Letter of our Holy Father. In it, Pope Francis appeals "for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet" and calls on all of us to participate. We invite you to read Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si', in its entirety on the Vatican website.
Rose Philippine Duchesne was a pioneer, an educator, a vowed religious. Her fortitude, faith, courage and humility continue to inspire today. The Reflections below were written by Religious of the Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Associates and educators, alumnae and other friends for the "Month of Philippine," February, 2013, as part of the Year of Faith.
We continue to pray for the many people who are suffering from this virus – our family and friends, our sisters, our colleagues, those who put their lives at risk to care for the afflicted. While many of us are not allowed to leave our houses, let us pray especially for those who have no home, who have no resources, who feel alone or abandoned.
A few nights ago, Pope Francis sent a video messge as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week. Acknowledging that our celebration of Holy Week this year occurs in the midst of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.