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.
Region: Philippine Duchesne Region
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.
Congratulations to Colegio Sagrado Corazón de México for winning first place and receiving the DGIRE/UNAM "School Spirit" Award for Social Commitment for their project "Un Techo con Corazón" ("Roof with a Heart").
Thank you to the organizers of the V International Conference of Heads of Schools of the Sacred Heart for sharing the talks and presentations made during the V Conference!
RSCJINTERNATIONAL received two creative works: a portrait and a song.
Our 215th anniversary seems to be an apt moment to share these artistic expressions.
"From the moment we arrived at Colegio Sagrado Corazon in Mexico City until the moment we left, every single one of us attending the V International Conference of Heads of Schools of the Sacred Heart was welcomed with open hearts, arms and great joy." ~ Hilary Thompson (ENW Schools' and College Network)
On the 21st to the 25th of October 2015, the V International Conference of Heads of Schools of the Sacred Heart was held in Mexico City.
More than 5000 young religious participated in the 2015 World Meeting of Consecrated Women and Men. As Josephine Mbayira rscj (UGK), one of the 16 young RSCJ who joined this celebration, commented: “Religious life is not dying!”
"I entered as a candidate on 11th September, 2004, in a community in the south of the country with an indigenous population. After 11 years, here I am, confirming every day that this is my place, not only for my own growth and development, but to give life to our Mission of "discovering and making known the love of the Heart of Jesus," and in this way collaborating with others to discover together the fullness of our common humanity."
For some time now the province of Mexico has organized for young women an experience of walking among rural communities. Here is the testimony of two youths who participated in the last "hike."