After the foundation of the Society in Amiens, the community of Sophie Barat and her companions merged with the Visitation Sisters’ community of St. Marie d’En Haut in Grenoble.
BFN Province and the Sophie Barat Centre in Joigny have created a video that beautifully recounts the story of Madeleine Sophie and the founding of our Society.
Marie-Thérèse Théry, rscj of BFN has written this prayer for Madeleine Sophie
On October 17, 1801 in Amiens, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and two companions founded the first Community and first School of the Society of the Sacred Heart, officially founded on November 21, 1800 in Paris, in rue de Touraine (Maison Duval).
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.
Rachel Guillien has written this prayer to celebrate the Feast of Philippine Duchesne on November 18 and to honor all people on the move
Blessings on the Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 19, 2020)! Here is a collection of reflections, greetings, and celebrations.
As we grapple with fear and uncertainty that may threaten us during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we also experience a deep call to prayer, an invitation to silence, and a challenge to "ponder all these in our hearts."
As of 31st March 2020
Like one-third of world citizens, a few weeks behind Italy, we are isolated in Belgium, in France, and in the Netherlands. Our elder sisters are in their rooms in nursing homes in Brussels, La Hulpe, Poitiers, Lyon, and Montpellier. Most of us are in our communities where the reality of the pandemic has shaken up the "routine" and added another layer to everyday activities.
"The reality of this moment is teaching us new things on many different levels.... Most important, we need to stay connected to each other."