I'm a religious sister, part of the Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ), an international congregation. We are called to discover and reveal God's love for all, whose source is in the Open Heart of Jesus. We aim to be contemplative in spirit, generous and educative in mission and passionate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. I grew up in Mitcham, SW London, straddling two cultures. My earliest memories include helping my mum make risotto, gnocchi and delicious stuff with herbs and garlic - and cleaning the bowl after cake-making! I now live and work in Oxford, surrounded by the energy and enquiring minds of students.
Community and Love. The unexpected twists and turns of a becoming a nun.
Life sometimes leads down unexpected roads. Mine is leading to religious life--to the life of a Catholic nun. Jesus is leading me on a journey, and that journey is both exciting and a bit bewildering to me. On July 18, 2012, I professed temporary vows! Now, I live as a Religious of the Sacred Heart, in ministry teaching church history at a theology school, sharing my world with a wonderful community of sisters. So, the journey continues. May we enjoy it to the fullest!
Thoughts from a Life of Musing, Praying, Writing, and Teaching
Reflections: Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Read more.
Sheila Smith, RSCJ, shares her reflections on Sombreness Sunlit. The name is taken from a painting by mystic, painter and poet Emily Carr, who "awakens attentiveness to the interiority of spirit in all life."
Writings of Bridget Bearss, RSCJ
Reflections: Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ