Prophetic Witnesses to Joy

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.

'Do Not Forget What Your Eyes Have Seen'

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.

 

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat: Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart

'Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat: Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart'

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. 

'Bible Stories that Make Us Smile'

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.

A Life Given In Love: Reflections on Philippine Duchesne

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. 

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