When I was in grade school and high school, I vividly remember thinking hard about what I wanted to give up for Lent. It could be chocolate, television, soda pop or, one most memorable year, sarcasm (that was an awfully quiet Lent). I would focus on making my sacrifice real and difficult as a tiny representation of Jesus’ sacrifice for all of us. I would consider how that sacrifice was helping me become a better version of myself and, hopefully, making the world a better place in some small way.
In prayer we come to Him with everything that touches our life,
with the sufferings and hopes of humanity.
As apostolic contemplatives, Religious of the Sacred Heart root our lives in prayer. With a mission to discover and reveal the love of God, our spirituality and our mission are based in love. Our contemplative outlook is part of who we are, whether in prayer, in ministry or in our daily lives.
"The contemplative outlook on the world has been a call to be authentic apostles of Christ's love, to help bring to birth a more welcoming world, to make known a God who is great, bountiful and tender. It is a call to educate in such a way that God's plan, God's glory, may become a reality, so that all may grow as brothers and sisters in the inward freedom of the children of God, and have fullness of life." (Superior General Concepcion Camacho, RSCJ)
The pierced Heart of Jesus opens our being to the depths of God and to the anguish of humankind.
On these pages, we will share prayers, poems, reflections and artwork that reflect the spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We hope you will return here periodically for resources appropriate to the liturgical season and our Sacred Heart traditions.
We open our hearts, our lives and our ways of being together so we can invite the Spirit to translate what has been into what will be. Many Religious of the Sacred Heart cherish and wish to share in a generative spirit, our experience of Christmas Eve in our communities with a common practice we refer to with the French word: Veillée.
This week, we are excited to announce the release of our new podcast For The Sake Of and invite you to listen and reflect on three thoughtful conversations on topics ranging from self-identity and responsibility to relationships, prayer and connection.
Join host Sister Kim King, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, as she engages in these conversations, exploring personal stories about the integration of faith and life.