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. Having experienced the charism of the Society in varying ways, this group believes in a common thread, or DNA, that unites us and countless others who have also experienced this charism. Specifically, we think five characteristics are inherent to this Sacred Heart DNA:
The alignment of heart, mind, and will so that actions match personal beliefs.
A conscious formation of interior life by engaging in contemplative practices and prayer.
Belonging & Community:
A desire to form authentic relationships and a genuine understanding of the importance of community.
A belief in the inherent dignity of all and a commitment to serving the common good.
Collaborative actions in favor of a dignified life for all that flow from a spirituality connected with the heartbeat of the world.
Sacred Heart DNA is organized, facilitated, and was founded by Reyna González, RSCJ, Director of Young Adult and Vocation Ministry for the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province.
Connecting Generations Through Our Shared Purpose
This two-part Zoom series focuses on understanding Gen Z's values, needs, and hopes and the intersection between these values and the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The first part of the series focuses on educating participants on the topic, while the second part aims to engage participants in various conversations.
Part 1: “The State of Religion and Young People” and the Intersections With Our Shared Sacred Heart DNA (Click here to watch)
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute on “The State of Religion and Young People” followed by a panel of speakers on “The Intersections of Our Shared Sacred Heart DNA.”
Part 2: Honoring Saint Madeleine Sophie's Vision Through Continued Connections
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
This session will primarily focus on group discussions on the presentations from the previous week led by the panelists, RSCJ, and Sacred Heart DNA team members, and will close with a meditation and prayer service in honor of Saint Madeleine Sophie’s Feast Day.