On the 11th of October 2014, the Province of England-Wales marked the closing of the Janet Stuart Centenary Celebrations with a Eucharist of Thanksgiving in the chapel of the Digby Stuart College.
Yukiko Aoki RSCJ (Japan) highlights some aspects of what she calls "the outstanding authenticity of Janet Stuart."
My hope is that each one of our “boys” will.... be men of the Sacred Heart and as “sons of Sophie” will engage a global reality with love, always moving God’s Heart forward!, bringing others to recognize as I did that ... they will always be “home” in the Sacred Heart. (Sergio Vasquez, Sacred Heart Educator, USA)
Kathleen Friel RSCJ (Ireland-Scotland) shares some of her insights from the days at the Janet Stuart Conferences in London.
Moira Donnelly RSCJ of the Province of Ireland-Scotland shares about the significant role of Janet Stuart in the beginnings of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Scotland.
Donna Collins rscj shares this beautiful collection of Stuart Quotes that she put together using her photos and chosen quotations from Janet Stuart rscj.
The globe inside the Heart of this 2.5 metre high stainless steel sculpture can be turned so we are never aware of just one part of the world and nowhere is the centre…
An intellectually gifted child, Janet was the youngest of the thirteen children in the Anglican Rectory at Cottesmore, in Rutland, England. Typically of her social class and time, she was educated at home and was fortunate in her governesses who included very capable, well trained German and Swiss teachers with whom she learned fluent German and French, and studied philosophy, maths and literature. With the help of one, she pursued a theological interest that began when she was 13, sparked by a conversation with a brother who was reading Aristotle and who declared to her that all creatures had a ‘last end’ or ultimate purpose and goal in their lives, and asked her what hers was. Janet did not know, but set herself to find out.