On the 2nd of September 2016, Isabel Solá, a Spanish Religious of Jesus and Mary (RJM), was fatally shot at a crowded intersection in Port-au-Prince. Matilde Moreno RSCJ shares how Isa fully lived her life "committed to and spent for love of a people whose land was her homeland during these last years."
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.
I saw our “Houses for Elderly Sisters” as great thuribles, with precious incense rising up from them.... a humble and joyful supplication for the Spirit to act in the Society. We are collaborating well in the preparation and work of the Chapter.
"We are all concerned about immigrants, at international, civil and church levels: we see this in articles, apostolic projects, various discernments…. We could never have imagined what came our way in Chamartín, where all are elderly, with limited mobility: what could we do?" - Rosario Mendez rscj (ESP)
When I knew that it would fall to me to introduce you, three Biblical figures came into my mind, three women: Sarah, the Syro-Phoenician woman, and the Beloved in the Song of Songs. - Claire Castaing (BFN)
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.
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!”
Montse Prats rscj (ESP) writes about her experience this summer with sub-Saharan migrants on Mt. Gurugú in Nador (Morocco), which is at the border with Melilla (Spain): "I cannot stop asking PARDON for the barriers, fences, boundaries which we are creating by one means or another.... "
Olaya Mayans rscj and Patricia Hevia rscj share about the summer pastoral activity of walking part of the Camino de Santiago with 26 students from some of the Sacred Heart schools in Spain, three teachers, and another rscj from Congo.