A letter to the Family of the Sacred Heart from the JPIC CoCo. This includes a "Summary of the Meeting Process" and "Next Steps Looking to the Future."
JPIC International Meeting 2018
"What we have seen and shared, and the cries that we have heard during these days, call us to be givers of life... to be artisans of hope.... Might this be a new moment and call to greater radicality on the part of the Society of the Sacred Heart and of the whole Family of the Sacred Heart?"
The JPIC International Meeting would not have been possible without the help of so many people who worked behind the scenes.
Daphne Sequeira rscj, the JPIC Link to the Central Team, delivered the Closing Message.
"JPIC is a style of LIFE, of relationship, of ‘caring’. It is the living out of our commitment to Jesus and to those who are close to his heart."
"... through our contemplation of the pierced Heart of Jesus, we are impelled to protect life in the suffering humanity in our own countries, provinces and regions where we represent the Society."
"I feel that today’s experiences are asking us all to commit ourselves to listen with all of senses so that we may understand fully before we speak."
"My desire is to be more aware about unjust systems and to help young people in their search for a just and peaceful world."
"Listening to the report of Anne Corry and Sheila Smith was a proud moment for me. These opened my eyes to the productive realities of our internationality. It is our “good news” for the oppressed."
"We are citizens of our world and we are invited to create spaces that might help to break unjust structures. Let us remember that we cannot do this alone, but that we CAN do it together, and with the help of Philippine, to whom we can confide these efforts."