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Who We Are

The Society of the Sacred Heart Australia New Zealand Province is part of an international congregation of Catholic religious women, known as the Religious of the Sacred Heart or RSCJ.  Read more …

The Society was founded in France in 1800 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat. The first RSCJ arrived in New Zealand in 1880 and in Australia in 1882. Read more about the foundation of the Society of the Sacred Heart Australia New Zealand Province.

Where We Are

The Society of the Sacred Heart is now present in 41 countries around the world. View an interactive map …

What We Do

Our mission is to discover and make known the love of God in the world.  We do this through: teaching and formation; human development and justice; and pastoral ministry and guidance in the faith.  Read more …

Our Spirituality

Our charism is wholly contemplative and wholly active.  Our action is grounded in the contemplation of the heart of God in the world.  Read more …

Our Logo

black version of the logo of the Society of the Sacred HeartOur logo depicts an open heart embracing the world.  Read more …

 

 Our Founder

For a concise introduction to the life and legacy of St Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, read Sophie’s Story or visit the posts on her under the Wisdom Women section of the website.

Province Orientation Handbook 2017

Download our Province Orientation Handbook 2017 v1.2 to find out more about the Society of the Sacred Heart Australia New Zealand Province.

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