Those participating in the Stuart Center’s border witness program (RSCJ, Associates, partners in mission) visited a portion of the border wall in Hildago, Texas. The group, guided by staff from ARISE, prayed over the wall, and over one-mile, they observed some of the realities for those seeking to cross, often for asylum and for better opportunities.
Recently, Anne-Marie Conn, RSCJ, facilitated a process with Associates, using Theory U and mental models as tools to help us identify who we are as Associates of the Society of the Sacred Heart, what is essential to that relationship, how we cultivate the relationship on a personal and communal level, and ways that we might plant seeds for further development of relationship.
January 22, 2020
Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and eight other RSCJ will profess their final vows on January 26, 2020. With great joy, we invite you to join us in thought and prayer as we celebrate their Perpetual Profession in the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Those professing their vows are:
Since 1994, many RSCJ have served with the Indian people at the Soboba Reservation in Hemet, California. The last two RSCJ, Marianna Torrano and Adele Schroeder, acknowledge it is their time to leave this ministry to the care of others. They will end their ministry on February 1, 2020.
The community hosted a farewell celebration and reception to thank the sisters and the Society of the Sacred Heart for its over 25 years of service to the Mission.
by Linda Kato, RSCJ
Why this mission
I was drawn as a child of the ‘60s to the Society’s mission of making God’s love visible in the world, with a focus on education, human development and promotion of social justice.
This holiday is meant for us to remember. To remember Martin Luther King's stance on justice and peace – a message relevant for today. Also, it is a day to revisit his letter from Birmingham Jail. These three quotes below are just a sampling of his wisdom for us today:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
Long ago, in a state far, far away from where I am now, I was in the backseat of our family VW, riding home from the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and looking up at the night sky, thinking … All of that is happening up there … maybe … but wow … what if it’s true??.
The opportunity to be a Virtual Associate is one that shows God’s love for us, and our love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus knows no boundaries. It is a reminder there are ties that bind us to others on this journey on earth.
The provincial team is pleased to announce that Caroline Richard has been hired as director of Petit Musée and Shrine of St. John Berchmans, located at Schools of the Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Caroline first day will be January 6, 2020. As director, she will be responsible for, among other functions, oversight of the facility, researching and creating new displays in the museum, welcoming groups, training and coordinating volunteer docents, and collaborating with the committee preparing for the Academy’s bicentennial in 2021.
Edited by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ