News Archive

CONGRATULATIONS TO SISTER DOREEN BELL who celebrates fifty years since her first profession on 12th April 2014 For more, click here..

Sister Doreen talks about 50 years as an rscj. Click here

PLEASE PRAY for our Sisters who made their final vows in Rome on Sunday 19th January.2014 For more click here.

Poonam and Jin Young  spent some months in Newcastle for part of their international experience. Click for photo of Poonam and Jin Young

TODAY MAY 11TH is GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY. The day when we pray for vocations to religious life and to the priesthood. Silvana writes about her vocation to the Society on her blog, follow this link..

and also read Sr Doreen's acoount of 50 years of living religious life below.

RIP on Thursday 3rd of April, God called Sister Kaye Killoran to fullness of life with Himself. Kaye was 98 years old and a member of Duchesne Community For more...

RIP On Tuesday the 1st April 2014, God called Sister Freda Parkinson to fullness of life. Freda was 80 years old and was a member of Hayes, Emmaus community.

Monday 18th November is the feast of St Philippine Duchesne For more about Freda click

Let us pray for our probanists , who are preparing for Final Profession and who begin their thirty day retreat today.

About Philippine: click here.

View Silvana's blog:click here

Reflections on Philippine: clickhere WELCOME TO DEIRDRE MOORE[Dee] Dee begins her candidate year in Boleyn Rd community today 3rd October.Dee introduces herself here....clickto read more

PLEASE PRAY for our novices. Siobhan and Katie begin their second year and Janet begins her first year.

Sunday 20th October is the Feast of Mater Admirabilis, a special feast of Mary celebrated in the Society.
Follow the link for more about Mater

Congratulations to Janet Hopper who began her first year of noviciate on the 6th October. Our prayers are with you Janet.

EUROPEAN VOCATIONS FORUMLorraine, Silvana and Barbara arrived back from the forum on  the 5th August.  Click here for some reflections..

Janet Hopper
left Wingrove Rd community to go the Noviciate in Hayes. Congratulations Janet


AUGUST 15TH FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION In the early hours of this morning SISTER VIVIEN BOWMAN RIP was called by God to the fullness of life with Him. There is more about Vivien's life on our Province website. Click here.....



PRAY FOR SISTER JANE MALTBYwho began her mandate as the new Provincial of the England Wales Province on July 26th .Jane's story... and more...

SISTER ELIZABETH HUGHES  died on Saturday 13th July after a long illness. She will be remembered with great affection by many of us ex- Fenham students..

For more click the link.

STUDENTS from the Sacred Heart High School Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne have left for Uganda. WE wish them a safe and happy trip, with  new experiences and challenges. There is more about the trip on this link..


WELCOME POONAM: Poonam has joined Wingrove Rd community, here she tells you more about herself..

WELCOME toYUKIKO who has joined Oxford community.
For more about Yukiko clickhere...

WELCOME  to LEE JIN YOUNG who has joined the community in Wingrove Rd Newcastle. Jin Young is here to study English before going on to Rome in September for Final Profession
Jin Young introducesherself....
Pamela Lopez introducesherself...
to share the reflection on our province website click here....

, foundress of the Society. Click here for more about Sophie
Reflect with Sophie, click here
SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2013 SISTER APRIL O'LEARY  died peacefully this morning in Duchesne House, Roehampton. May she rest in peace.

foundress of our Society in North America.
Glimpses of Philippine
More on Silvana's blog.

September 29th, 2012
Wingrove Rd community, Newcastle upon Tyne, welcome JANET HOPPER , as she joins us for her candidate year..
JANET introduces herself....

Opening of the Noviciate in Hayes, Middlesex
Monday 17th September 2012
Congratulations to Siobhan Burke, Karen Connor and Katie Cobran who began their noviciate today.
For more click here....
The noviciate community, Stuart Community Hayes.

23rd August 2012 :The Provinces of Ireland/Scotland and England/Wales
met in Kilgraston for  three days.
For more on this gathering click here

August 2012
Karen, Katie, Siobhan and Barbara celebrate the end of the candidate year.

7th September 2012 Sister Mary McKeone died today.
Mary is remembered by students and friends from Roehampton, Oxford and Durham.

Monday 30th July
Our prayer goes with Karen, Siobhan and Katie, as they begin their eight day retreat at Llanerchwen today.
Sunday the 1st JULY 2012.
Please pray for the twelve rscj to be professed in Rome today .Sister Magdalena Tantalean who spent time in our Province  is one of them,
For the full text of the Profession homily, click here.
See the link to the interview with Magda below.
Sister Magdalena Tantalean from Peru and Sister Fatima Santalo-Ossorio speak about their international experience in our Province of England Wales. Click here
Friday the 15th June 2012 the Feast of the Sacred Heart
Happy Feast everyone!
Share our reflection:
For Silvana's blog for the feast click here:

The refurbished Sacred Heart Chapel at Roehampton
was opened on May 25th 2012.

Barat House community
have made new videos about their life together view here
and here

May 25th 2012   A Happy Feast of St Madeleine Sophie
to everyone let us pray to have Sophie's desire to be totally open to the Spirit.
Click here for  reflection..
For more about Sophie click on the links in the side panel..

Amy Micallef Eynaud celebrates
70 years since her first vows click here to see the celebration

March 4th 2012 Sister Clare Shanley
died this morning at 5.30 am in Duchesne House Roehampton. Shan as we knew her, was 107 years old. May she rest in peace after her long and loving service of the Lord.
For photos of Shan, click here
and scroll down.
For more information click here
A memorial mass will be held on Sunday 27th May.

VOCATION DAY 26th May 2012
Garden Cottage Spirituality Centre, Kilgraston, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire PH2 9HN ...see more

This year a number of RSCJ are celebrating the anniversary of their 1st and Final Vows
Three Golden Jubilarians talk about life....
click to view

Let us pray for the international group of rscj who were finally professed on Sunday 15th January 2012. For extracts from kathy Conan's [Superior General] conferenceto the probanists, click here

For more click here
and for Kathy's response to their vows click here

Sisters Anne McCarthy, Marion Charley and Elizabeth Smith celebrated 40 years since Final Profession on 6th January 2012. Marion reflects on the name and motto given to her group at Profession
Click here and look under January 2012

The BIRTHDAY of the SOCIETY November 21st.
A happy feast to everyone!
Wingrove Rd community share what belonging to the Society has meant to them...

....and more...fromSilvana's blog.

November 18th is the feast of St. Philippine Duchesne a strong and prayerful woman 'the woman who always prays' 
foundress of our Society in the States.
Happy feast to everyone, let us pray for our North American Sisters especially on this day.
Congratulations to Siobhan Burke who graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy on Saturday 5th November 2011
see photos......

Two Indian rscj make their first vows  .... see more

See video presentation

October 14th to 16th, Karen and Katie joined Siobhan in Newcastle for a candidates' weekend

October 20th..Feast of Mater Admirabilis

Mother Most Admirable, a special feast of Mary in the Society
A very happy feast to everyone, let us pray for each other to be women of faith and prayer.

October 14th 2011
Sister Elizabeth Basset died peacefully this morning in Duchesne House.

She is in our hearts and our prayer. May she rest in peace.

September 2011.Welcome to Karen, Katie and Siobhan who have joined us as candidates this month. We support them with our love and our prayer. See more...

21st August 2011: Sister Prue Wilson died early this morning. She was much loved and will be greatly missed...more


Read more on Sister Silvana's blog, click the link

Carmen Margarita and Hiroko are visiting us to get to know us  and to learn more about our Province. It is our way of excercising accountability to our Central Government for our rscj life together. In particular, we will be sharing with them how we have tried to respond to the options of the 2008 Chapter. How we have lived the priorities and explored ways of developing our response to  them. The priorities are:
Dialogue towards communion:walking with humanity.
Community-a central value in our life
Justice , peace and integrity of creation in solidarity with those who are most vulnerable.
Our priority for young people.
There is more more about these options on our Province website. See more....
More news about the visit to follow as it happens...

See Lauraliz Partoon's presentation of life in Barat Community ... view presentation

The sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart invite women who are considering religious life to a residential weekend/day of reflection, prayer and discussion to discover how we Journey into the depths of God and the heart of our world.

We held two vocations weekends in 2010. In July - on probably the hottest weekend of the year! - seven women... ...see more


See Final Professions

November 18th Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne 1769-1852

Working for justice with St. Philippine Duchesne, rscj


See the bronze statue of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

The AMASC (World Association of Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart) World Conference took place in Malta on 5-11 April 2010.



A retreat weekend was held in Llanerchwen. Friday 30 April - Sunday 2 May 2010. See more...


Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ) from all over the world made their final professions on January 31, 2010 in Rome. See more....

A JPIC event was held during Fair Trade Fortnight on 27 February 2010 at Roehampton 
See more...

A group of RSCJ from around the Province met at Roehampton on 29 November
2009 for a day of prayer and reflection to prepare for Advent See more...
Roehampton - Thursday 29 July - Sunday 1 August 2010. "Choosing life for the Future"
See more...

Contemplation and justice, peace and concern for creation: a day by John Dunne. March 26th 2011 at 208, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2AJ 
John is a retired consultant clinical psychologist, with a particular interest in the link between psychology and spirituality.
The day will start with coffee at  10.30 am  and end with Mass at 3.30pm. You are asked to bring a packed lunch.
If you would like to attend this day, please let Sister Mon McGreal know on 01483 721596...See location map

April 25th was World Day of Prayer for Vocations. See Prayer for Vocations...

11 June 2010. 
The Feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated on 11 June 2010

See Heart of Jesus... See Prayer & Reflection for the Feast
See Celebration of the Feast in Newcastle>Oxford - 22-24 October 2010
Women who are considering religious life are invited to a residential weekend of reflection, prayer and discussion See more...

There was a pilgrimage to Cottesmore, Janet Stuart's birthplace, by rscj on 12 June 2010. Back to News & EventsSee more...
See the Pilgrimage to Cottesmore...


11 Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6PS
March 18th - 20th 2011
Friday 6.30pm - Sunday 1.30pm

Listening to the Heartbeat of GodLISTENING TO THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD
Developing Spirituality and Leadership of Women. Sept 2010 to March 2011 in Newcastle and Jan 2011 to June 2011 in London  See more...

Poems and photos to help us reflect  on Good Friday to Easter Sunday more

JULY 1st FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS. Happy feast everyone More....

See Kathy Conan's letter.....

Click to view our Heart of Jesus page

See our Province website...

More on Silvana's blog

10th August 2011, Sister Clare Shanley is 107 today. Congratulations, love and prayer. See photos Click here and scroll to 25th March...
Click link to meet our new candidates Karen, Katie and Siobhan....

Thirteen Religious of the Sacred Heart from all over the world have made their final commitment on January 30th
See Final Professions...
See more...
See photos and video...

This year a number of RSCJ are celebrating the anniversary of their 1st and Final vows See more...

There was a pilgrimage to Cottesmore, Janet Stuart's birthplace, by rscj on 12 June 2010. See more...
See the Pilgrimage to Cottesmore...




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