It’s now been five months since renovations began at the Villa Lante and a number of important preparatory tasks have been accomplished.
A bench, plaque and tree has been placed on the Sacred Heart Sisters’ property in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, to honor their foundress, the Venerable Cornelia Connelly.
Over the next two years, the Province of Italy and the International Society will undertake a project together to renovate the Villa Lante. The renovated Villa Lante will continue to provide a space for formation and expand its possibilities so that it can be an added support for the mission of the Society internationally.
The sixteenth-century Villa Lante in Trastevere is one of the Society’s most historically significant buildings. For nearly two centuries, it has been a place where the Sacred Heart sisters have retraced Madeleine Sophie’s footsteps. Learn more about its design and history here.
Watch a video presentation of Christmas greetings from RSCJ around the world.
The Taiwan Mission in KOC Province celebrated its 60th anniversary with a Mass to honor the feast day of St. Madeleine Sophie and an animated movie telling the story of the community’s foundation.
On Saturday, December 12, it will be 241 years since the birth of our Society’s founder, Madeleine Sophie Barat. Here is a collection of articles and resources where you can learn more about her life.
Since 2018, the “Chant des Feuillants” association has been working to restore the Chapelle des Feuillants. Built at the initiative of Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat in the convent of Poitiers in 1818, this chapel had been abandoned for about twenty years.
The Vatican’s website on Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, is now online.
On October 18, the relic of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, previously preserved in the Sacred Heart community in Bregenz, Austria, was solemnly placed in one of the parish churches in Budapest, Pestújhely, so that she may always be venerated by the parisioners.