5 December Reflection Quote

"Through our divine vocation and free acceptance, we are apostles; the greater glory of the Heart of Jesus, the salvation of souls, is our mission, the reason for our existence as religious of the Sacred Heart." Manuela Vicente, letter, 22 May 1932.

The continuation of the Society of the Sacred Heart, or making it bigger, or more effective, is not our mission. We exist to help people – including ourselves – to know and respond to the love of the Heart of Jesus.

– how do you understand expressions like ‘the greater glory of the Heart of Jesus’ and ‘the salvation of souls’?
– do we sometimes confuse the means of pursuing mission, and what our real purpose actually is?
– do you see yourself as a missionary or apostle?

5 December Reflection Quote


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