The source of our spirituality is in the Open Heart of Jesus: open because it has been pierced, but also in welcome and acceptance… open too, in order to pour out a love which is infinite, tender and merciful.
RSCJ are called to union and conformity with the Heart of Jesus, by which, through prayer and reflection, we are invited to enter into the feelings and attitudes of Jesus’ Heart; to learn from him and to discover his Heart, wholly given to God and to all people, and to make his attitudes and desires our own. Our starting point is always the Gospels, but we also learn to contemplate his Heart in people, situations and events. Christ is ever-present, often hidden in the heart of the world, with all its pain and woundedness, and is at work in efforts to build a world of justice and love.
Inherent in our call and spirituality is a call to contemplate the Heart of Jesus through the pierced heart of humanity. “The pierced Heart of Jesus opens our being to the depths of God and to the anguish of humankind.” (Constitutions, para 8) Thus we learn to discover the love of Jesus: our mission is to make this love known, in all the circumstances of our lives, and especially in places and situations where love, tenderness and reconciliation are most needed.