On September 8, 2016, the General Council welcomed twelve RSCJ to Rome and formally opened their time of preparation for final commitment as Religious of the Sacred Heart.
On July 21-26, 2016, RSCJs and young people came together in Tarnów, Poland for “The Witnesses of Love,” the International Sacred Heart Youth Meeting before the World Youth Day.
"Witnesses of Love," the five-day International Sacred Heart Youth Meeting in Tarnów, Poland, ended on the 25th of July.
Jolanta Glapka rscj (POL) shares about the Passion for Life Foundation and some concrete efforts to"discover and reveal the love of the Heart of Jesus," especially among the young.
Barbara Olejnik rscj (POL), who volunteers at a Jesuit refugee center in Warsaw, gives an example of one of the "meeting spaces" for both Poles and refugees to enrich one another.
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.
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.
On December 12, in Rome, the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) celebrated its 50th Jubilee of service to women’s Religious Congregations around the world.
On the evening of Wednesday, December 9th, nine of the ten members of the newly established UISG Intercongregational Project for Migrants joined the Mother House community for a time of prayer in the chapel, followed by a simple supper and a chance to get to know each of the Sisters.
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!”