Janet Erskine Stuart

7 February Reflection Quote

"Our education is not meant to turn the children out small and finished, but seriously begun on a wide basis." Janet Stuart, in Maud Monahan: Life and Letters, p 214.

This is a well-loved saying of Janet Erskine Stuart’s. In our rapidly changing times, to excite intellectual curiosity and to impart the skill of critical thinking, rather than simply teaching content, is even more important than in Janet’s time. For each one of us our education and formation are ongoing journeys. They help us to become more fully human. – do you nurture a seriousness about your own growth? – how might we value broad and holistic approaches in a highly specialized world? – in what ways can our educational efforts contribute towards integral human development?

Janet Stuart Leads Us to Our Own Encounter with God

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The Province Retreat will run from the evening of Friday 12 September to lunch on Sunday 14 September.  It will be a silent, guided retreat led by Lynette Toohey RSCJ and retreatants will have the opportunity to meet with a Spiritual Director. RSCJ, people involved in the schools and other ministries of the Province, alumnae, and anyone interested in Sacred Heart spirituality is welcome to participate. Download the program and registration form Retreat Registration Form. Register by 3 July More information: Sandie Cornish, Province Director of Mission scornish@anzrscj.com.au

Janet Erskine Stuart Biography

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Janet Erskine Stuart was an English RSCJ.  She was a renowned educator and exercised a significant influence on the Society of the Sacred Heart during her brief period as Superior General. The website of the RSCJ in England and Wales devotes a section to Janet.  It provides a brief biography and many other resources including those celebrating her centenary in 2014 and monthly quotes for reflection.