Sacred Heart Education

Plastic Free July 2018

Plastic takes 500 years to decompose

PLASTIC TAKES 500 YEARS TO DECOMPOSE We are all aware of the devastating impact plastic is having on our environment. If you want to be part of the family of caring, informed human beings take the time to visit the links below. There are a number of ways we can become involved. Stay alert, for updates on how you can help to build a more sustainable environment, one which is able to breathe and nurture the basic needs of future generations.

Children as Agents of Social Transformation

photo of coloured pencils in a starburst arrangement

The Society of the Sacred Heart’s first written submission to the United Nations Social Development Commission focused on the dialectical methodology of Popular Education.  The Medical Mission Sisters joined our UN office in making this submission, titled Children as Agents of Social Transformation for a Sustainable Future. The submission explains that RSCJ “in Latin America have been carrying out our educational mission for over 160 years through formal education and popular education, focusing in general on those on the margins of society, those who are desperately poor and those who are excluded from participation in society. Children living in poverty have our special attention.”  From this experience the Society affirms “the centrality

Advent Inspiration from ANZRATH

screen shot of the ANZRATH Advent calendar 2015

During Advent we wait in hope for the birth of the Christ child.  This Inspirational People of 2015 Advent Calendar helps us to count down the days.  Each day another story of an inspirational person is revealed. These stories of people taking action against trafficking in persons remind us that we are not powerless.  The Calendar is the work of Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ANZRATH). Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking in Humans raises awareness of human trafficking, its causes and of the scope for local action.  ANZRATH collaborates with other organizations in New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region, and around the world, to advocate for measures

Mater Admirabilis Contemplative in Action

Mater Admirabilis Contemplative in Action

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.    

Day of Prayer, Reflection & Action Against Trafficking

detail from icon of St Josephine Bakhita Her feast day is World Day for Prayer, Reflection & Action Against Human Trafficking

The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking will be celebrated for the first time on Sunday 8 February 2015, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita.  The Day has been declared in response to a request from women religious to Pope Francis. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia are getting behind it and have produced a range of useful resources for schools, parishes, religious communities and groups.  The Society of the Sacred Heart is a long time supporter of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans and New Zealand Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.  We encourage you to join in prayer, reflection and