Though Ukraine and Russia are thousands of miles from our shores the situation feels very close to us as the war continues. So many lives needlessly lost and loved ones carrying the burden and sadness of never seeing family members again. Our hearts reach out to those who are suffering. The link below takes us ever more deeply into the reality that so many are facing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7SQlm_ljQ The Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindest, have been played in prisons and high-schools to dramatically change the culture. Disclaimer: The facts of the story are true but the people shown in the video are not the people that participated in the Compassion Games. The prison authorities gave us permission to share this video.
A grateful heart is infectious – allow your’s to be caught.
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
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.
This reflection sheet Pope Francis & Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom links quotes from Pope Francis’ address to an Italian educational gathering to the criteria for Goal 5: Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom.
This prezi gives an overview of what Pope Francis has to say about the social justice dimension of evangelization in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. It also offers some connections to the Sacred Heart tradition.
Catholic Mission Australia has collaborated with Catholic Religious Australia to produce a collection of reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. It can be read online as an ebookor you can order a copy from Catholic Mission. Province Director of Mission, Sandie Cornish, contributed a reflection on the social dimension of evangelization.
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.