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Feast of St Madeleine Sophie Barat
Fight Poverty “What times we live in! We have two extremes before our very eyes: the view of unbridled luxury which swallows up wealth and yields instant pleasure.
And alongside those crazy expenses, there are thousands, I ought to say millions, of people of every class and every age and of every condition, who are dying of hunger.”

Written by Madeleine Sophie rscj in 1865 only months before her death.

What can we today? REFLECTION has been written by Maryvonne Keraly, rscj from the Centre Sophie Barat at Joigny, France especially for the World Association of Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AMASC). In the following languages English, French and Spanish

Sacré Coeur Association Memorial Mass
Sunday 29 May 2016 at 10 am
The President of the Sacré Coeur Association, Liz Clunies-Ross, and the Principal, Hilary Johnston-Croke Invite you to
A Commemorative Mass for Deceased Alumnae, Religious of the Sacred Heart and members of their families and friends. Sunday 29 May 2016 at 10.00am Kincoppal – Rose Bay Chapel Followed by morning tea. This will be a chance for us to celebrate the lives of family members, loved ones and friends through the Eucharist. If you have already replied, please ignore this invitation. RSVP by Thursday 26 May 2016 to

Society of the Sacred Heart at the United Nations
It is Good for Us to be Here - In a collaborative effort to explain their mission at the United Nations to a wide audience, several NGO representatives at the United Nations have published a small book entitled It is Good for Us to be Here: Catholic Religious Institutes as NGOs at the United Nations.
•A short report of our side event entitled Voices from the Field, during the Commission for Social Development
•A report from Ayutla, Mexico, about our prayer on Mother Earth Day (April 22)

The theme of the XXXI World Youth Day Krakow 2016 is: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7).
Our Holy Father Francis has chosen the fifth of the eight Beatitudes, given by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to show the importance of the Beatitudes which are at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. In his first Sermon, Jesus presents us with eight examples of qualities that bring us closer to the Kingdom of God.
The choice of Krakow and World Youth Day’s motto lead us to the Spark of Mercy.
Since the appearance of Jesus to St. Sister Faustina, Mercy has been radiating from Krakow-Lagiewniki to the whole universal Church. Krakow is widely known as the centre of worship of God’s mercy, and young pilgrims who come will surely want to see the place of the revelations, Sister Faustina’s tomb, and the shrine – the place where St. John Paul II entrusted the world to God’s Mercy.
The website at will give you detailed information.

Obituaries - NOTICES

Let us remember our deceased RSCJs and Sacred Heart Alumnae - Read more...

A Boarding Bursary in honour of the memory of Sister Philomene Tiernan rscj, has been established at KRB.
Bursary established to provide financial support to students from country NSW, who are in financial need.
All donations for this bursary are fully tax deductible. Email:
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