...we answer God's call - to discover and make known - the love of the Heart of Jesus...

Prayer & Reflection

Madeleine Sophie, woman of the heart, centred in the pierced Heart of Jesus, experienced in her time a thirst for God in a world wounded by injustice and lack of faith. From her contemplation of that world, her foundational experience, her vision was born; and she felt the urgency to rekindle the torch of faith and the sacred fire of love which irreligion was striving to extinguish in the hearts of all (1815 Constitutions, Abridged Plan, § I)...

Madeleine Sophie’s vision was essentially a mystical one received from God, through which she entered into the Heart of God in order to go to the heart of the world with the attitudes of Jesus. This was the fundamental intuition that gave birth to our mission. Today, we too contemplate a world wounded by injustice and increasing violence, which, at the same time, hungers and thirsts for God... 

By our vocation we are called to communicate the love of God, that is, to go, like Madeleine Sophie, to the heart of life, recognising wounded humanity in the pierced Heart of Jesus... 

The basic responsibility of living the charism of St Madeleine Sophie in the sincerity of our hearts and our lives sends us back to our centre, where not only our own truest personal decisions are made, but those of the body as well. It is thus that we listen to and discern the calls of God in the world, in others and in ourselves.

 

Extracts from a letter by Patricia Garcia de Quevedo RSCJ, Superior General 1994-2000

 

Where and how do you find the pierced Heart, and experience a thirst for God in a wounded world? 

How are you being called to go to the heart of life with the love of the Heart of Jesus? 

 

The feast of St Madeleine Sophie is on 25th May

 




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