This holiday is meant for us to remember. To remember Martin Luther King's stance on justice and peace – a message relevant for today. Also, it is a day to revisit his letter from Birmingham Jail. These three quotes below are just a sampling of his wisdom for us today:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
Long ago, in a state far, far away from where I am now, I was in the backseat of our family VW, riding home from the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and looking up at the night sky, thinking … All of that is happening up there … maybe … but wow … what if it’s true??.
The opportunity to be a Virtual Associate is one that shows God’s love for us, and our love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus knows no boundaries. It is a reminder there are ties that bind us to others on this journey on earth.
The provincial team is pleased to announce that Caroline Richard has been hired as director of Petit Musée and Shrine of St. John Berchmans, located at Schools of the Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Caroline first day will be January 6, 2020. As director, she will be responsible for, among other functions, oversight of the facility, researching and creating new displays in the museum, welcoming groups, training and coordinating volunteer docents, and collaborating with the committee preparing for the Academy’s bicentennial in 2021.
Edited by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ
A reflection by Yvonne Chow, San Francisco/Menlo Associate
As I look back on my almost 20 years of Associate life, I am grateful that my life has been changed in these five areas:
by Brian Bell, Assistant Principal - Student Life, Schools of the Sacred Heart, Atherton
I teach a stained glass workshop course, and I worked with our high school art students over the last three semesters to fabricate a group project in honor of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne.
November 20, 2019
The provincial team is pleased to welcome Meg Beugg as the new mission advancement associate for the United States – Canada Province, after having served the province in a temporary capacity.
As the newest member of the provincial staff, she brings with her a wealth of experience and Sacred Heart connections, as well as a great love for the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Bridget Bearss, RSCJ
November 20, 2019
Last January, I had the opportunity to hear a presentation given by Caitlin Morneau from the Catholic Mobilizing Network on the circle process of restorative justice. At that time, I recognized a synchronicity with the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart and Stuart Center that resonated in a way that called me to action.
Molly McGettigan Arthur, Associate, San Francisco
November 11, 2019
Kristi Laughlin and myself, both Associates in San Francisco, California, met by chance on the streets, protesting the financing of the climate profiteers in downtown San Francisco's financial district on September 25, 2019.