As per a Society tradition started by St Madeleine Sophie, the twelve RSCJ who made their perpetual vows on 1st July received a name and devise (motto) from the Superior General, which will accompany them individually and as a group of professed religious. As far as possible, both name and devise reflect their experience, process and insights throughout their time of probation (preparation for final profession)
This group has been named Transforming Love, with the devise "That they may be one" (John 17.21)
In her conference Kathy Conan RSCJ reminded them that at the start of their probation they had been invited to draw deeply from the Open Heart, and that doing this has led them into new depths of love, of transformation and of call. Their devise speaks to this process of transformation, contextualising their personal processes within that of God’s ongoing movement of drawing all into wholeness, into oneness.
God is doing this transforming all around us, desiring that all become one.
We pray for the newly professed in gratitude for their definitive commitments to God, in the Society... and our prayer accompanies them in the weeks ahead, as they return to their countries, and to their communities and ministries, that they may be God's transforming, unifying love for all they encounter.
And may we all, like them, know ourselves to be called to be God's transforming love for all, wherever we may be