Our Spirituality

  • Adaptation of the RSCJ logo by Regina Shin rscj

Sacred Heart Spirituality is…

…devoted to the heart of Jesus

…contemplating the depths of God, open to the reality of our world

…discovering and making known the love of God

By our charism, we are consecrated to GLORIFYING THE HEART OF JESUS: we answer His call to discover and reveal His love letting ourselves be transformed by His Spirit so as to live united and conformed to Him, and through our love and service to radiate the very love of His Heart.  (RSCJ Constitutions, #4)

... The pierced Heart of Jesus opens our being to the depths of God and to the anguish of humankind. Jesus draws us into His movement of adoration of the Father and love for all, especially those who are poor." (#8)

... We are sent by the Church to communicate the love of the Heart of Jesus. In Him all find their true growth as persons and the way towards reconciliation with one another. This we believe; this we want to proclaim. Saint Madeleine Sophie chose to express this conviction through the service of education, especially of the young. Faithful to her inspiration, and, like her, open to new situations, we make her desire our own: that people become ever more aware of truth, of love and of freedom; that they discover the significance of their lives, and devote themselves to others; that they take part creatively in the common effort to transform the world; that they be enabled to encounter the love of Jesus; that they let their lives be shaped by an active faith.  (#10 and 11)

...  In the work of teaching and formation, in other activities for human development and the promotion of justice, in pastoral work and guidance in the faith............... Wherever we are sent, whatever our work may be, our lives will be inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus and the desire of making Him known, expressed in: a concern for the growth of the whole person; a thirst for working towards justice and peace in the world in response to the cry of the poor; a passion to proclaim the Gospel.  (#13)

Reflections from Around the World

RSCJ and members of the Sacred Heart family share their thoughts on our spirituality.

Celebrating the Seasons

Sacred Heart reflections and prayers for feast days and the seasons of the year.

Artistic Expressions of Our Spirituality

Praying through photography, artwork, poetry, and music.

The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition

Drawing from the wealth of our spiritual tradition.

Online Spirituality Resources