Our hearts go out to the courageous men, women and children of Ukraine who are facing unprovoked violence and hardship. We are united too with the many Russians around the world who want peace and condemn this war.
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.
As of 31st March 2020
We joyfully welcome Barbara’s invitation to communicate as ONE BODY with the whole international Society about how we are living this time of great emergency here in Italy.
As we all know because of the news that is broadcasted by the media throughout the world, our country is one of those with the greatest rate of infection and death.
"The reality of this moment is teaching us new things on many different levels.... Most important, we need to stay connected to each other."
A week before their final profession ceremony, the Probation Community expressed their gratitude to the Villa Lante Community for their warm hospitality, prayers, and presence during these last five months of preparation for their definitive commitment.
The RSCJ European Forum for professed of temporary vows, perpetually professed for not more than 10 years, and members of the initial formation teams took place in Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid) from 28 December 2019 to 1 January 2020.
Twenty RSCJ from twelve countries have met in Sophie’s birth place for a six-week Renewal Programme.
On Sunday October 13th participants in the Synod came together for lunch, prayer and relaxation at the Villa Lante Garden.
The Probation Community participated in Via Pacis 2019.