Anita Nazareth RSCJ, from the Haregaon Community in India, reflects on what it means to be a RSCJ, and to be inspired by the love and mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
What is it to be an RSCJ?
An RSCJ models herself on the human/divine person of Jesus – inspired by the overflowing love and mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In her religious life, she is a contemplative in action. The practise of meditation and contemplation on the daily mysteries of life enhances the quality of her active apostolic life.
The fact that our congregation emerged during the aftermath of the French Revolution has given every RSCJ the spiritual strength to face the dark realities of life and to find meaning amidst the chaos and turbulence of life. This foundational charism of the RSCJ has been nurtured by intense formation programmes.
It is our privilege to be RSCJ educators in India – channels of the love and mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – to the poor people of Haregaon – collaborating with them to uplift their daughters. May they be blessed with the realization that the quality all-round education we offer opens up avenues for a brighter future for their daughters and for the whole family. This year, we had the rewarding experience of the Sacred Heart of Jesus coming to dwell in our midst, as our parish church installed a huge statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus right on our campus.
- Sr. Anita Nazareth RSCJ