In 1806, Sophie Barat travelled to Poitiers with Henriette Girard. Here they opened the first Sacred Heart novitiate with Lydie Chobelet, Josephine Bigeau, and Thérèse Maillucheau.
After the foundation of the Society in Amiens, the community of Sophie Barat and her companions merged with the Visitation Sisters’ community of St. Marie d’En Haut in Grenoble.
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.
On October 17, 1801 in Amiens, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and two companions founded the first Community and first School of the Society of the Sacred Heart, officially founded on November 21, 1800 in Paris, in rue de Touraine (Maison Duval).
Madeleine Sophie's Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows and a link to the history of Our Lady of Sorrows in the Society of the Sacred Heart.
In response to queries about the châsse of St. Madeleine Sophie, we have put up this photo-summary of events after her death.
The complete writings of Rose Philippine Duchesne, published in French in 2017, have now been published in English by the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Echoes from the 2008 General Chapter: “RSCJ Spirituality: Dialogue around the Fire, Candle, Well, Meal...”
This month we remember Chapter 2000 and its theme: "Our educational mission: a pathway to discover, a space to announce the love of the Heart of Jesus."
The 25th of May is the feast day of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat! Today we remember how much she valued communication; and how she used it to shape and deepen the charism, and to build personal relationships.