Society of the Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum 2017

    The Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum 2017 is entered into the archives.

    More than 360 participants travelling from some 24 countries came to the Missouri campus of Saint Louis University, July 12-16, 2017. They came ready to open their minds and hearts to Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. In deepening their knowledge of her, the participants themselves were invited to cross new frontiers: intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

    Keynote speakers, breakout groups, liturgies, meals and prayers in common were part of the experience of Cor Unum/One Heart, in the Heart of Jesus. For many the renewing of old and making new relationships, opened the possibility for lives to be enriched and energized to reveal anew the Society’s charism in the light of Philippine’s lasting legacy.

    Click here for some participants’ comments that reflect the various perspectives of the Forum: RSCJ, international, Associates, alums, friends, network faculty/administration and students. We share them in deep gratitude for the many graces received. We look forward with hope for the many more graces awaiting us during this blessed 200th anniversary celebration of Saint Philippine Duchesne crossing frontiers.

    ~ The Forum Steering Committee Kathy McGrath, RSCJ (Chair); Mary Charlotte Chandler, RSCJ; Matthew Anita MacDonald, SSJ; Rhonda Meegan; Diane Roche, RSCJ; Julie Siderfin; and Margie Strom, RSCJ

    Featured speakers

    Catherine Mooney Lives That Matter: Philippine Duchesne and Solidarity Across Frontiers

    Gerardette Philips, RSCJ Crossing Religious Frontiers: Discovering Anew the Interior Life

    Priscilla Solomon, CSJ All My Relations: Circle of Life


    Following this link here are the videos of some of the presentations at the 2017 Spirituality Forum. Transcripts in English are posted near the bottom of the page.


    Photos from the Pilgrimage to Kansas on July 17-18 can be viewed here

    Anna Gethings
    October 31, 2017