A life of consecration prefigures what Christians hope for by calling into question the value of power, sexuality and material possessions. Religious life challenges the idea that these things alone bring happiness and shows that we can be more fulfilled, happier and more whole without being attached to them. Furthermore, detaching ourselves from these desires allows others to live with more dignity and greater ease, as well. Consecrated life, then, is a prophetic witness to the joy of the eschatological call of Christianity.
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Edited by John R. Peteet, H. Steven Moffic, Ahmed Hankir, Harold G. Koenig
Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, is the lead author of the chapter titled “Clergy-Clinician Collaboration.”
Christianity and Psychiatry, published by Springer is a valuable resource for mental health professionals seeking to understand and address the particular challenges that arise when caring for Christian patients.
This book explores the life of Catherine Collins, RSCJ, founder of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the Center for Educational Design and Communication (CEDC) in Washington, D.C. “Kit,” as she was called, was a visionary, creative and influential educator. Schools of the Sacred Heart (now 25 total in the United States and Canada) owe the articulation of their educational philosophy, Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools, to her initiative.
For 30 years, Sister Shirley Miller, has seen and heard God in every person she met on her journey through life. Wherever she has encountered them — in the mountains, by oceans and rivers, at the countryside, and in classrooms — she has been enriched by what people have revealed to her. “Each day we are given opportunities to see beauty all around us,” says Sister Shirley. “All we have to do is pay attention.” This book is an invitation to do just that. You don’t need a camera, just an attentive heart.
This moment in religious life is generating interest and energy around how congregations can adapt to what is been asked of us today in the cries of the world and cries of the earth. This book brings together God's call, the world's needs and charisms in consecrated life in a way that dynamically engages the vows, prayer, community and ministry for the particular time and contexts in which we live. Here is a valuable theological and pastoral resource for the conversion, transformation and revitalization needed in consecrated life today.
Illustrated by Pilar Campos Fernández-Figares and translated by Kim King, RSCJ
Meet Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, a courageous woman who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart.
From a young child born in Joigny, France, to becoming a nun in Paris, she devoted her life to God, educating young girls and helping the poor. This inspirational children’s story is beautifully illustrated.
Illustrated by Patricia Reid, RSCJ and told by Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ
The stories in the Bible continue to be told and retold, learned and loved by every generation and every age level. This book offers some of the most popular and some that seldom get much attention, all told from a different perspective, for young readers to get to know these wonderful people of the Bible and learn how to tell their own stories about them.
Edited by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, 1769-1852
'Santa Rosa Filipina Duchesne: Un Corazón de Fuego atravesando Fronteras' (Spanish Edition) Primary tabs
Hace doscientos años, Rosa Filipinia Duchesne se embarcó para cruzar el Atlántico y establecer la Sociedad del Sagrado Corazón y educar a los niños del Nuevo Mundo. Al abrir la primera escuela católica al oeste del Misisipi, la Madre Duchesne, conocida como "la mujer que siempre reza", atravesó fronteras para poner fe, amor y educación en el mundo.
A Life Given In Love: Reflections on Philippine Duchesne, edited by Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, is now available to order online. This book was original printed in a limited supply and distributed to Sacred Heart communities and schools.