There are no difficulties except for those who worry about tomorrow. – Philippine Duchesne
Society of the Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum 2017 Philippine Duchesne: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy July 12-16, 2017 Featured Speakers: Catherine Mooney Lives That Matter: Philippine Duchesne and Solidarity Across Frontiers Gerardette Philips RSCJ Crossing Religious Frontiers: Discovering Anew the Interior Life Priscilla Solomon CSJ All My Relations: Circle of Life To register and/or get more information, click here.
In his Message for Lent 2015 Pope Francis addresses the globalization of indifference – a frequent theme in his homilies and talks. He invites us to reflect with him on three texts from the Bible – 1 Cor 12:26, Gen 4:9, and Jas 5:8. In this reflection sheet, Make Our Hearts Like Yours – Lenten Reflection 2015, we take up the invitation. In addition to considering each text in its context and Pope Francis’ reflection on it in his Lenten Message, we pose questions that place each text in dialogue with the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, and the life of St Philippine Duchesne.
Philippine Duchesne … Heart of Oak … Woman who Always Prays This year’s Province Retreat will take place at the beautiful Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre in Ormiston, just out of Brisbane. Check out the venue here. This contemplative retreat will be lead by Diana Hayes RSCJ. It offers an opportunity to know St Philippine Duchesne better and allow her to encourage us in our own journey into the Heart of God. Much of the time will be spent in silence, personal prayer and reflection. Province Retreat 2015 Flyer Anyone who is interested in Sacred Heart spirituality is welcome to join us at the Province Retreat. Some funded places are
St Philippine Duchesne holds a special place in the history of the Society of the Sacred Heart. One of the Society’s two recognized saints, Philippine was the first to take the Society of the Sacred Heart beyond Europe. The Religious of the Sacred Heart in the USA – Canada Province offer a series of reflections on St Philippine Duchesne on their website: Philippine: Woman with a Global Heart Philippine in the Communion of Saints We are Philippine’s Legacy Waiting, Always Waiting for the Vision to be Fulfilled Whispers from Heaven Courage and Confidence in our Lives Today Philippine Honored in a Special Way in St Louis Carrying on the Mission
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the canonization of Philippine Rose Duchesne, we share part of a letter from former Superior General Helen McLaughlin RSCJ Who is Philippine for Us Today?
Find out more about St Philippine Duchesne and view images of the shrine in her honour at St Charles, Missouri, at this website.
Saint Philippine Duchesne took the Society of the Sacred Heart beyond Europe to America. She had a great desire to be with the Indigenous people. A brief biography is available on the Vatican website.