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.
20 June - World Refugee Day:
"Perhaps you can can look me in the eyes, open the door, give me a hand, help me to walk. Perhaps, if we each give something of ourselves, we might even become friends." ~Tere Iribarren rscj (ESP)
This is the prize-winning entry in a competition among all the 50 Sacred Heart Schools in Spain, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Sophie's death.
Agar Project.... Courses for Assistants in Geriatrics....
"He will be born there in the faces of the refugee children and of all those who “don’t have a place” in the dwellings of this world. In them, the greatest simplicity and the greatest gift will be revealed to us, and that will be enough for us." Mariola López (ESP)
Pilar de la Herran RSCJ of the Province of Spain shares this collage of doors -- photos which she took while in Joigny. Dolores Aleixandre RSCJ offers this insight on the “doors" that closed and opened for Sophie and for all of us today.