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The international Society of the Sacred Heart joyfully celebrated final professions recently. Ten women, including two from the United States Province, made their final vows at the Villa Lante in Rome on Sunday, January 20. Elisabeth Brinkmann, RSCJ, and Lisa Buscher, RSCJ, were part of a probation group made up of eleven women from six provinces.
On a recent Friday night, Sisters Diane Roche, Mary Pat White and several others from the National Religious Vocation Conference, Region V, welcomed young women interested in religious life to Magnificat House in New Orleans for a discernment retreat.
Please join Vocation Minister Mary Pat White, RSCJ, and Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, associate director of spiritual formation, Boston College, for a day of discernment. This retreat is designed for women and men in their 20s and 30s who are asking the real questions of life:
Elizabeth Hartson, RSCJ, celebrates her 50th Jubilee this year. As an alumna and past head of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans (The Rosary), she wanted to celebrate her special anniversary with the students at her special place. Sister Melanie Guste offered the following introduction and remembrance:
The U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart rejoiced as Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, made her first vows in July. The ceremony took place on the first day of the United States provincial assembly at the Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, the founder of the U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Our first biking retreat this year took place in St. Charles, Missouri on April 28, a one day ride along the Katy Trail. Three students from the Newman Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia, a young adult from Washington University Newman Center and a middle-aged man joined Diane Roche, RSCJ and me for prayer in the Shrine of St.
By Pamela Schaeffer
When she was young, Bridget Bearss wanted to change the world through education. As a sister, she’s found a way to do it.
For the past several years, the U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart has had a group committed to studying and advocating for environmental stewardship, especially in regards to U.S. coastal waters. Now the Healthy Waters and Coastal Restoration Group will be sponsoring an educational event for the public.