The Society of the Sacred Heart was foundedby Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in post-revolutionary France and brought to theUnited States by Saint Philippine Duchesnein 1818. For more information about themission and ministries of the U.S. Province,please visit
U.S. Provincial Team:
Paula Toner, RSCJ, Provincial Anne Byrne, RSCJMarina Hernandez, RSCJMary Kay Hunyady, RSCJNancy Kehoe, RSCJ
Frances Gimber, RSCJPlease send address changes for
editor at theaddress below. Article proposals, manuscriptsand letters for publication are welcome.Society of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province4100 Forest Park Avenue, Suite A St. Louis, MO 63108314-652-1500Fax: 314-534-6800
is published three times a year to highlightthe mission and ministries of the Society of theSacred Heart, U.S. Province, for a wide circleof friends.The covers, photographs of hearts innature, symbolic of Christ’s presence at the heartof the universe, bear witness to the contemplativedimension of the Society’s “wholly contemplative, wholly apostolic” mission: to discover and revealGod’s love through the service of education.
WINTER 2008 • Vol. 6, No.3
4Election 2008: Another Way to Choose Leaders
The election of Kathleen Conan, RSCJ, as superior general, and the selectionof Paula Toner, RSCJ, as provincial.
6Sesquicentennial Celebration in Chicago
Celebrating the legacy of Sacred Heart education and outreach.
Recent developments in the Sacred Heart higher education ministry.By Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ
10Campaign on Course
Encouraging words about the Mission Advancement Capital Campaign.By Shirley Miller, RSCJ, and Deacon Larry Vaclavik, Dini Partners
12Some New Faces and a Whole New Space
Photos of the provincial house staff in the new offices at 4100 Forest Park Avenue.
13A Context for Listening to the Holy Spirit
Photos and commentary from the Society’s 34th General Chapterin Lima, Peru.
17Integral Spirituality: God Really IS Everywhere
Excerpts from an address to the Spirituality Forum held at Loyola University,Chicago,plus personal comment. By Maureen Glavin, RSCJ
20Essay: Breaking the Siege
An on-the-scene account of a breakthrough at Gaza.By Anne Montgomery, RSCJ
22Spirituality: Reflections from the Heart
Spiritual growth in an unexpected venue.By Frances Dickey, Associate
24After the Storm Stories
How New Orleans, Houston, Grand Coteau and even Bloomfield Hillssurvived violent weather.
26The Book Page
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