A gathering of young religious was held on May 2-3, 2015 in Paris, as part of the Year of Consecrated Life.
Here is a slideshow of photos taken by Margaret Phelan rscj and Ana María Uribe rscj during the ceremony of Final Profession at the Villa Lante in Rome.
Thirteen Religious of the Sacred Heart received the name and devise which reflect their experience during their period of preparation for perpetual profession and which will accompany them individually and as a group as they live our vocation into the future.
"Now, in this last week of Advent, are we not invited to the same adventure, to the same encounter: to welcome the Face of the Infant of Bethlehem in all human fragility?" Marie-France Carreel rscj (BFN)
On Saturday, 20 September 2014, 13 RSCJ were welcomed by the General Council to the English-Spanish probation at the Villa Lante in Rome.
What do I love about you, Madeleine Sophie? The woman of frailty and strength, the woman tender, yet firm, the woman demanding and compassionate. What I love about you is the active woman whose activity draws its inspiration from the Heart of Christ.
I completed my final year of secondary school at the Collège du Sacré Cœur, Nantes, because I had been sent away from my school, and my mother, who had already had that experience with two of my sisters, said: “With such a school record, no one will accept you in your last year. There is only one institution where we might succeed in having you enrolled, that is the Sacred Heart of Nantes,” where in fact my two sisters had landed under the same conditions!