Our Wisdom Women

Learn about key women in the story of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Our Wisdom Women
St Madeleine Sophie Barat

St Madeleine Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in France in 1800.  Following her family’s custom, we call her Sophie. Sophie dreamed of restoring religious values to post revolutionary France. She wanted young people to know the

St Rose Philippine Duchesne

St Rose Philippine Duchesne established the first house of the Society of the Sacred Heart outside of France, and she is the second saint of the Society.  Philippine, as she was known, had joined the Visitation order before the Revolution

Janet Erskine Stuart

Janet Erskine Stuart was the Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart from 1911 to 1914.  She was the first Superior General to travel extensively, visiting the Society in many parts of the world.  She is remembered as

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