Community is a core value to the Society of the Sacred Heart. Not only do Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) live in community, they seek to build community within their respective ministries and wider geographical communities. Associates of the Sacred Heart center around and grow together in community, whether in regional groups or virtually. The Network of Sacred Heart Schools member communities — educators and students at 25 schools — commit to the building of community as a Christian value, goal 3 of Sacred Heart Education. Partners in the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart often participate in community in some way, shape or form.

Explore our welcoming communities, which offer accommodations and programing primarily to young adults, connect with our young adult ministry, or learn more about our Province retirement communities below. 

Welcoming Communities

The United States – Canada Province oversees four welcoming communities, each with various ministry and retreat programming for young adults.

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Young Adult Ministry

Sacred Heart DNA (Dream Now Act) is a group of Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) and young people (ages 17- 35) connected by the Society of the Sacred Heart’s mission and work. This group aims to create spaces and opportunities for young people to engage with RSCJ and others rooted in a shared purpose that is unique to Sacred Heart.

RSCJ Retirement Communities

Community is a foundational aspect of the Society in ministries and in religious life. Our Religious spend most of their vowed life living in community with other RSCJ. Today, retired RSCJ live in communities from Atherton, California, to Albany, New York, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

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