As we prepare for the feast of Philippine Duchesne on November 18, these extracts from a letter and conference of Helen McLaughlin rscj (Superior General in the year of Philippine's canonization) invite us to reflect: What is Philippine trying to communicate to us today?
The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition
Inspired by the calls from the General Chapter, our 96-year-old Sister Florencia de la Serna (ARU) composed this prayer to Mater Admirabilis.
We celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 3, 2016.
Sophie reminds us that: "If we were humble, we would understand the Eucharist, we would understand the Heart of Jesus….."
"On this Feast of the Sacred Heart we turn our gaze to the God of deep compassion, to the God of love and mercy...."
~ Message of the General Council
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.
The Centre Sophie Barat in Joigny, France invites us to an "interior pilgrimage" ....
"Like the Samaritan woman we are invited to deep engagement with Jesus as we welcome new life for the emerging future.... We are called to be evangelizers who preach the gospel with joy...."
Sol Navidad rscj (PHI)
St. Madeleine Sophie's feast on May 25 is fast approaching. Here are some resources for prayer or reflection that are available on websites of some Provinces.
2015 marks the 150th year after the death of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. As we begin this year, we "listen" to her conference on New Year's Eve of 1855.