Feast of the Sacred Heart 2022
June 24, 2022
Letter from our Superior General
Dear Sisters and Family of the Sacred Heart,
Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart! Since the time of Sophie each year RSCJ have come together to renew our commitment in the Society, to discover and make known the love of Jesus. We stop, we remember and we recommit. Sophie and her companions came together as a community dedicated to “rekindling the torch of faith and the sacred fire of love” (Constitutions of 1815, par.1) during a time of revolution and unrest. Like Sophie, the world in which we live calls us inward and outward, to examine and re-set the agenda of our lives, to rekindle “the torch of faith and the sacred fire of Love” for ourselves, for the people we serve and for our church. We invite those of you who share our mission and spirituality to renew your commitment to this mission with us.
How wonderful it would be to say that we are living in a time of peace, prosperity for all, good health, with safe and sufficient clean water, inclusion and equality in the Church and civil society. That we live in a world where we can walk down the street or cross a border without fear of violence or discrimination because of the color of our skin, to be in a place where each person feels loved and secure and able to trust “the other”, where each has received what she/he needs to thrive. Sadly, this is not the world of 2022. What is perhaps really true is that each moment in history presents its own challenges and our longing for the reign of God, here and now, fans the flame of radical love and a passion to incarnate God’s mission as Jesus did.
It is not by chance that in the midst of this messy world and global crisis, Sophie’s little Society continues to listen to the same Spirit that she did and search for the way we are called to discover and make known the love of Jesus Christ today…