"We remember Madeleine Sophie’s presence in this place, which was for her a place of suffering and of grace, and we ask her to accompany us.
It was here in Amiens, at the beginning of 1801, that the apostolic life that marked the Society of the Sacred Heart began. Today, we begin the Chapter with the theme “Our educational mission: a pathway to discover, a space to announce the love of the Heart of Jesus”.
We open ourselves to Madeleine Sophie’s intuition and to the call to which she listened and the risks that those beginnings implied. We can say that we are in a similar situation, the beginning of a new stage in our history."
(from the Opening Conference of Patricia García de Quevedo rscj, Superior General, 1994-2000)