Patricia de Quevedo RSCJ

27 March Reflection Quote

"To be the Heart of God on earth means to go to the heart of life with the attitudes and feelings of the Heart of Christ, that was the fundamental intuition of Madeleine Sophie; it is what makes our name intrinsic to our vocation as RSCJ>" Patricia de Quevedo, Conference to Probanists, June 2000.

The vocation of Religious of the Sacred Heart is to go to the heart of life with the attitudes and feelings of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. – when you hear the expression ‘to be the Heart of God on earth’ what does it mean to you? – what would you say are the attitudes and feelings of the Heart of Jesus? – how do you express the attitudes and feelings of the Heart of Jesus in your life?

2 February Reflection Quote

"We want to be instruments of mercy, above all for the forgotten and the excluded." Patricia Garcia de Quevedo, Conference to Probanists, June 1998.

Mercy is a disposition of the Heart of God. When we reveal the love of the Heart of God, we are instruments of mercy. And closeness to the Heart of God draws us close to those for whom God has a special love – the forgotten and excluded. – when have you experienced God’s mercy? – in what ways might you act as an instrument of mercy? – who are the forgotten and the excluded in your local community?

4 December Reflection Quote

"Seeing the wolrd through the lens of the Kingdom of God has led us to recognise how Jesus revealed himself to the poor and marginalised of history." Patricia Garcia de Quevedo, Educational Trajectory... Mexico 2000, in Letters and Conferences.

God’s reign has been unfolding in history, and it continues to unfold in our own times. This is a different way of seeing the world from that of the news media. This way of seeing the world also leads us to see different things. – how, and to whom, did Jesus announce the Kingdom of God? – when we look at the world through the eyes of those who are poor or marginalised, how do we see the behaviour of kings, rulers, and others in governance roles? – to whom do our ministries reveal Jesus as the love of God?