Sisters from several congregations, including RSCJ, gather with young women at the Stuart Center
In 2016, the Society of the Sacred Heart held a General Chapter where four calls were identified for the shaping of our direction. Nearly simultaneous to experiencing the depth of these calls for the international family of the Sacred Heart, I encountered members of a growing network of relationships.


I remember riding on a bus through the Atacama Desert and being keenly aware of the stark sweeping flatness of it all. It seemed like everything three-dimensional was profoundly noticeable, present; somehow vulnerable, because it stood in such contrast to what surrounded it. Add in that we were in motion traveling through a place of wide stillness and that this bus held a larger population of people than most of the topography we covered. Over time, the road we were on became a subtle line between untethered freedom and an unsettling disturbance of fear.

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We must remember that it is better to begin a great work than to finish a small one.

Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ

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Please pray that the Lord will send the Holy Spirit and his angels to help and guide Joel to write and help him to do well in his exams.