A prayer has been written for the celebration of the Bicentennial of Rose Philippine Duchesne.
The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition
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?
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….."
... she spent her days before the Great Fire, and warmed them all with the Flame that consumed her. And they saw the Fire in her eyes when she looked at them. And they felt the Fire in her trembling old hands.... They called her “The Woman Who Always Prays.”
"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)