17 December Reflection Quote

"It is interesting to note that one of the signs of the times is the attention given to the future." - Helen McLaughlin, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, 1985.

To read the signs of the times is to discern God’s call to us through the people, places and events of our world. Members of the Society of the Sacred Heart do this individually, and we do it collectively in our communities, and in our Provinces. Calls to the whole Society are discerned at General Chapters. – how does the call to reach new frontiers, discerned at General Chapter 2016 draw our attention to the future? – are we sometimes so preoccupied with the future that we do not pay adequate attention to the present? – do we pay enough attention to climate change as a sign of danger to

Sr Annett’s Cosmic Christ

Painting of the Cosmic Christ by Sr Annett Hanrahan

In this reflection for the USA Canada Province’s First Friday Reflection, our own Sr Annett Hanrahan discusses her painting of the Cosmic Christ: “I live in the South Pacific, in New Zealand, which is a multi-cultural country, including Maori, Polynesian, Pakeha, and peoples from all parts of Asia. I could not find any images that spoke to me or to any of us of a powerful, loving God, with an all-embracing, all-forgiving love that we as human beings can open to and understand in our very humanness. I wanted to probe the incarnational reality of God in Christ and in all of creation in a language that might have some

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