“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). With this theme, the Krakow 2016 WYD forms part of the Holy Year of Mercy and so becomes a Youth Jubilee at world level. (from the message of Pope Francis for WYD2016)
On the 12th of May 2016, Sister Yasuko Taguchi rscj was conferred by the Emperor of Japan the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette, for her years of service in the field of education.
Anne Corry rscj shares about the UISG Assembly held in Rome on the 9th to the 13th of May 2016.
Roselyne Sernesi rscj and Claude Deschamps rscj of the BFN Province share about the International Voluntary Service of the Sacred Heart.
We now have the publication in English of Monique Luirard’s book on the Society 1865-2000. It has been translated by Fran Gimber RSCJ (USC).
On March 16, 2016, the University of Roehampton in London, England, which celebrates its 175th anniversary, conferred on Cecile the award of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, in recognition of her support of social development and human rights.
On Sunday, 17 January 2016, we celebrated the perpetual profession of nine RSCJ. Here is a slideshow of photos taken by Margaret Phelan rscj, Ana María Uribe rscj, and Cuca Maset during the ceremony of Perpetual Profession at the Villa Lante in Rome.
Nine RSCJ, who are preparing for their final commitment, received the name and devise that will accompany them as they live their vocation into the future.
I would like to invite each one to take time in this Christmas and New Year season to “enter the holy door” and to “journey in pilgrimage,” as ways of beginning the new year and preparing our hearts and our minds for the General Chapter.
~ Kathleen Conan rscj
On December 12, in Rome, the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) celebrated its 50th Jubilee of service to women’s Religious Congregations around the world.