Spirituality

As Religious of the Sacred Heart Jesus, we root our lives in prayer. With a mission to discover and reveal the love of God, our spirituality is based in love and contemplation. Our contemplative outlook is part of who we are, whether in prayer, in ministry or in our daily lives.

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As Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we are rooted in prayer. Our mission is to discover and reveal the love of God.

Our spirituality is based on love and contemplation. Our contemplative outlook is part of who we are, whether in prayer, in ministry, or our daily lives.

In prayer, we come to Him with everything that touches our life, with the sufferings and hopes of humanity. (Constitutions #20)

Prayer is the foundation of lives, our mission, and relationships; it awakens in us God’s presence and action throughout the world and connects us with our broken world.

We seek to discover and reveal the love of Christ’s Heart to those to whom this service is offered. This is evident in the Constitution and captivated by the love within Christ’s Heart that they want people to grow in dignity, as human beings and as children of God

Jesus calls us to a personal encounter with Him. He wants to make known to us the feelings and the preferences of His Heart. (Constitutions #18.)

We root our lives in prayer to be taught by Christ. Through the mission of discovering and revealing the love of God, our spirituality and our mission are based in love.

We are invited to reveal Christ’s love to others in particular through the educational work. Everything else the members are doing is only secondary. Sophie wanted the Sisters of the Sacred Heart to show the glory of his Heart by living in a common life centered on the Eucharist and focusing on common apostolic activities.

Our contemplative outlook is part of who we are, whether in prayer, in ministry or in our daily lives.


The Sacred Heart

Our spirituality is centered on the Heart of Jesus. A heart is the center of a human being, the place where feelings, thoughts, deep desires, and decisions reside. The Heart of Jesus speaks to us of what Jesus is, what he felt, thought, desired, and the choices he made.

The image of the Sacred Heart, with open arms tells us that:

  • Jesus is a human being with a heart,
  • with interiority,
  • affection,
  • options

Jesus’ open heart which was pierced on the Cross, invites us to enter into the mystery of God’s faithful and merciful love, but also into the open wounds of a world that still needs to be liberated, recreated and reconciled.