In 2018 the Society of the Sacred Heart will celebrate the 200th anniversary of St Philippine Duchesne and companions setting out for the ‘New World’ in the Rebecca. It is worth reflecting on this ‘Rebecca moment’ as we discern how to live our mission in the new worlds that are emerging today. In this imaginative exercise Province Director of Mission Sandie Cornish invites us to reflect on what we can learn from the ‘Rebecca moment’ for how we manage risk for mission. Download the resource the-mission-to-america-managing-risk-for-mission.
How do we discern the ways in which we – personally or collectively – will engage in mission? This Reflection Sheet on Criteria for Discernment for Mission draws on the Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart to present criteria that can help us.
General Chapter 2008 described the international priorities which it discerned as five doors to the spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart. This prezi highlights some of the things that the chapter said about dialogue, contemplation, community, justice, peace and the integrity of creation, and our priority for young people. It includes a prayer for each priority adapted from the words of the Chapter 2008 document.
Concern for justice, peace and the integrity of creation in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable is one of the five international priorities of the Society of the Sacred Heart. During 2013-2016 the whole Society will be responding to the call to commitment to care for life and creation. We invite you to view and reflect on this video made by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in New South Wales. How might we express our solidarity with the vulnerable people of Kiribati?