Sophie’s life inspires me in many ways - her desire to make known the love of the Heart of Jesus, reading the signs of the time, her life of prayer, how she faced and handled difficulties.
Feast of Madeleine Sophie
Cellina Komweru, a novice in Uganda-Kenya Province, explains how Sophie’s life has inspired her to make known the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
BFN Province and the Sophie Barat Centre in Joigny have created a video that beautifully recounts the story of Madeleine Sophie and the founding of our Society.
To celebrate the Feast of Madeleine Sophie, Ikiko Horiguchi rscj and Machino Okizaki rscj have created these photos, paintings and calligraphy.
To celebrate Madeleine Sophie, the Province of Brazil has shared an excerpt from the book: One Life, One Dream, One Mission - St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (Uma VIDA, um SONHO, uma MISSÃO), by Sister Elizabeth Amarante, rscj.
The Province of Venezuela presents this video with Dr. Yulitza Bermúdez, rscj, a specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Central Hospital of Cumaná, in Venezuela. It features photos of community life at the Society in Venezuela.
Throughout her life, she was often asked: Sophie, who brought you into the world? Her answer was unique, in the way that every life, every story is unique: Fire.
"Try to make the girls feel accepted and loved: be firm without being harsh and be good without being weak", says one of Sophie’s "maxims", one that Ana Ramírez Ugarte rscj has aimed to live by, more or less successfully.
The Sofía Barat Library in Barcelona is an open, welcoming space where people can cultivate knowledge and exchange ideas.
Inmaculada Clavel presents her drawing of Sophie Barat and explains its meaning.