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International Day Against the Trafficking in Persons Tuesday, 30th July 2019

World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 is held on July 30th 2019, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that. https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-day-against-trafficking-in-persons-2019/ http://rscj-anz.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3033&action=edit

Welcoming a New Superior General

Photo of Barbara Dawson RSCJ lighting Sophie's candle after being elected Superior General

The Australia New Zealand Province welcomes the election of Barbara Dawson RSCJ as Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We ask you to pray for her as she begins her eight year term. Lighting the Founder’s Candle The photo below shows Barbara lighting the candle that was by the bedside of St Madeleine Sophie Barat at the time of her death.  It is a tradition for each new Superior General to light Sophie’s candle. Outgoing Superior General Kathleen Conan RSCJ looks on. The photo appears courtesy of www.rscjinternational.org where you can also view a video of the celebration of Barbara Dawson’s election.