One of the qualities of leadership that the Province Framework for Formation for Mission seeks to foster is contemplative leadership. Province Director of Mission, Sandie Cornish reflects on Mater Admirabilis as a model of contemplative leadership, drawing on the different depictions of Mater painted by Pauline Perdrau over the years. Mater Admirabilis Model of Contemplative Leadership A collection of these paintings, collected by Margaret Phelan, the Director of General Archives of the Society of the Sacred Heart, can be viewed here.
The first goal of Sacred Heart education is a personal and active faith in God. It comes first because it is the fundamental purpose of our educational efforts. It asks us the big questions. This graphic draws some of them out.
The following criteria are used to assess the success with which a Sacred Heart school has addressed the goal of promoting a personal and active faith in God. The School recognizes its life force in the love of Jesus Christ. The School provides students with meaning and hope by exploring the relationship between God, the human person and the world in the light of Catholic teaching and tradition, particularly in the Religious Education program. The School teaches respect for the various religious traditions of the world. The School celebrates its life in the Eucharist, the other Sacraments and in a variety of religious rituals.