For a few years now I have been wearing the logo of the open heart enclosing the world. This logo expresses what I understand and love about my vocation as a religious of the Sacred Heart.
Jeanne de Charry rscj wrote of our spirituality being one movement – from the Heart of Christ to the world and back to the Heart of Christ. That has had a strong appeal for me and I found this logo giving expression to that. The Sacred Heart is a love that draws us outwards and the openness of the heart in the logo is a symbol of that.
What drew me to the Society of the Sacred Heart and still holds me is the contemplative dimension of our lives. This is foundational whatever changes occur over the years. A couple of quotations from the 1982 Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart express this for me and are continually a source of wonder, reflection and surprise:
Through the Eucharist we enter into the mystery of the open side of Jesus. (5)