Sitting with God in prayer is an essential part of our lives. It is often more difficult to pray before situations that require our attention. Make a conscious effort to become politically aware, of local/national issues that adversely affect the poor. How can you make your voice heard?
This Laudato Si’ prayer resource by Rita Carroll RSCJ engages all of our senses. It provides a variety of ways of reflecting on Pope Francis’ message of integral ecology in Laudato Si’. It can be used for personal prayer or for community prayer or in retreat activities for students. Download the Laudato Si’ Prayer Resource here:
As part of the Catholic Religious Australia Justice Network, the Society of the Sacred Heart is supporting a National Lament Week of Prayer & Prophetic Witness during the first week of Advent – 30 November to 6 December. This week of prayer is an opportunity to be in prayerful solidarity with the people seeking asylum in Australia and with the people being detained in Australia and off-shore, many the victims of harsh and punitive policies. During this week, there will be small groups outside the immigration detention centres across Australia, simply being a prayerful presence. Contact CRA Justice Network Coordinator Sr Suzette Clark firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to take part in this
On 31 August 2014 we will celebrate the 100th Migrant & Refugee Sunday. The kit produced for this occasion by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office includes a theological reflection on the Holy Family in exile by our Province Director of Mission, Sandie Cornish. Download the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit and related resource here. You may care to join us in these prayers, which were written for a vigil held for asylum seekers. For our brothers and sisters whose homes are torched, whose children are scattered, who must turn down their eyes and fence their mouths, we pray God of compassion, hear us. For those who stand in
Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ reflects on entering into the Heart of Jesus. “Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I shall give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-30) We are invited to come to him – to be refreshed and sustained; in entering into the Heart of Jesus we enter into the Heart of God, into the heart of the world with all its struggle and pain. We are invited to share his yoke – to be for the heart of the world the heart of
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.