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.
The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition
On this feast of Rose Philippine Duchesne, we read an exchange of letters between her and Madeleine Sophie Barat, written during the beginnings of the mission with the Potawatomis.
This month of October we close the centennial of Janet Erskine Stuart and celebrate the feast of Mater Admirabilis. Juliet Mousseau RSCJ (USC) offers us this reading from "The Prayer in Faith" about spiritual lessons we might learn from Mary.
"What most people do not know is that Pauline Perdrau continued to paint copies of the original Mater Admirabilis throughout her long life, though she was the first to acknowledge that she was never able to reproduce the face of the original." (Margaret Phelan RSCJ)
In celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart writes a letter to the Religious of the Sacred Heart.
Quena Valdés rscj (Chile) invites us to make ours the look of Jesus which enables us to recognise the greatness of the love of God that is present in the world and will lead us to live in a new and renewed way.
Donna Collins rscj shares this beautiful collection of Stuart Quotes that she put together using her photos and chosen quotations from Janet Stuart rscj.
In the midst of our busy lives may we allow ourselves to be touched by the stillness of this image, asking Mary to show us in her interiour life, the source of her total, true love.
Let us celebrate the heart of a missionary woman, in an era when we no longer send out missionaries, yet need to be as courageous and fearless as that pioneer, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne rscj.