Praying together to end Human Trafficking, 11th January – 8th February God of hope and peace, touch our hearts and energise our ongoing efforts in abolishing this heinous crime against humanity so that every victim is freed and every survivor’s life renewed. You blessed St Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with compassion for others. May her prayers comfort and strengthen the women, men and children who are in search of freedom. We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain, anguish and grief on our vulnerable sisters and brothers. Give us generosity to stand in solidarity with others so that together we heal the hearts and lives of all
Happy New Year – 2019 Loving God, unseen Companion of our life, give us faith and eager expectancy as we begin this fresh stage of our journey. Take from us all fear of the unknown and teach us to wrest treasures from darknessand difficulties. As the days come and go, may we find that each one is laden with happyopportunities and enriching experience: and when this year reaches its completion,may our best hopes be more than ever fulfilled.Amen – Janet Erskine Stuart. RSCJ
The Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Australia and New Zealand wish you a very Blessed and Peace-filled Christmas Season.
Visit www.rscjinternational.org for updates on the recent Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation meeting in the Philippines. RSCJ gathered to discuss a common direction for the Society of the Sacred Heart, worldwide. The following video expresses gratitude to all who contributed to making the meeting such a huge success.www.rscjinternational.org/news/jpic-meeting-thank-you
Wishing our Josephite Sisters very blessing on this special day.
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way. -Henry Boyle
In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go. – Alice Walker
Special blessings on all as we join with the entire RSCJ family around the world to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The following reflection has been offered by Sr Barbara Dawson, Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. https://rscjinternational.org/news/2018-feast-sacred-heart
Janet Erskine Stuart, one of our English Congregational Leaders in the Society of the Sacred Heart and a great Educator, wrote an appreciation of her nuns. She called them God’s Middlemen. Without fanfare these sisters carried the burden of the day, full of deep desires while fulfilling simple duties daily done. Monica McGivern was, I feel, just one of those middleman who lived her spiritual life faithfully and served faithfully in whatever task she was asked to do. So let us look at Monica’s life. Monica was born in Grey Lynn, Auckland on 25 May 1917, the third child and only daughter of William James McGivern and Maud Kay She
A grateful heart is infectious – allow your’s to be caught.