Blessings to each one on this wonderful Feast of the Sacred Heart from the Provincial Council …
‘The Feast of the Sacred Heart invites us to take time to reflect on what we are experiencing in our own lives and in our world, to touch again into the heart of our relationship with God, to drink deeply from the wells of our spirituality and, in the context of our life today, to renew our commitment to God and to the desires of God’s heart.
… In a spirit of gratitude and fidelity, let us ask and promise with joy to give ourselves wholeheartedly to him (Const 42), to be the love of the heart of Jesus for our world.’
Kathy Conan RSCJ, Superior General
‘For Sophie, the heart is the seat of what she calls “interior life,” of which she even says that it is “the virtue that engenders all others.” The cluster of terms she uses to speak of the heart is found in the letter to the Ephesians:
I pray that , according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3: 16-19).’
In the Shadow of the Word by D. Aleixandre RSCJ