|Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States|
"If we wait to be taught, we shall never learn."
Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ (1857 -1914)
6th Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart
|Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States|
|Virginia Randolph Bueide|
Barat College 1960
|Farmers Market (40x60) acrylic on canvas 2011|
Click here to learn more about artist Virginia Randolph Bueide and her artwork
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's mission is to recognize and award those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded over $58 million dollars to artists in 75 countries. It allows recipients to concentrate time for studio work, and prepare for exhibitions, purchase materials, document work, and otherwise build their artistic practice.
Bueide has been a Minneapolis-based painter for six decades. She’s since exhibited nearly everywhere you can in the region – the Walker Art Center (where she was selected for a group exhibition by none other than Donald Judd), the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Plains Art Museum, the Duluth Art Institute, and, most recently, at the Minnesota Museum of American Art as part of their acclaimed Studio Sessions exhibition in 2013. This is not to mention the dozens of galleries, universities and project spaces where her work has also been shown, in one-woman and group exhibitions – Suzanne Kohn Gallery, Grand Hand Gallery, the Kilbride-Bradley Gallery, and the galleries of St. Thomas and St. Catherine colleges. She’s also had studios in New York City, Los Angeles, and Texas, and her paintings, prints and drawings are included in museum, corporate, and numerous private collections throughout the United States and Europe. In her professional journeys, she’s encountered everyone from New York Times critic Hilton Kramer, who singled her out for merit in an MIA show when she was scarcely out of college, to Minnesota painter George Morrison, a good friend and colleague for many decades. Of her work, Morrison once said, she “paints from the inside out.”
Her paintings have portrayed the physical landscape with a keen eye for detail, sensitive brushwork, and a wry sense of humor – everything from farmer’s markets, swimming pools, lakes, farms, and kitchens to barnyards, skating rinks, city scenes, and gardens. These landscapes are sometimes peaceful and still, and sometimes energized by the presence of all sorts of creatures: curious chickens, busy children, errant flocks of sheep, and the occasional self-portrait.
Bueide will be using the funding to create new work, as well as catalog and document her earlier works. The Foundation recognized the “exceptional quality” of her work as well as the “extent of [her] artistic achievement,” and this funding will give her a chance to create this remarkable body of work into the future.
For further info: Contact, Andy Sturdevant, 651-503-6456
|Margaret Frances Buchanan Sullivan (1847-1903)|
Sacred Heart Alumna ~ Detroit, Michigan
(photo taken from Barat College a Legacy, a Spirit and a Name by Martha Curry
and courtesy of her great grandnephew Peter Buchanan of Berkley, Michigan)
|click here for a summary of the book|
Margaret’s career as a journalist spanned over 30 years, a remarkable feat for a woman during the Gilded Age. Though publishing without a byline or under an alias to hide her identity as a woman, Margaret Frances Buchanan Sullivan was well known on both sides of the Atlantic as an author and editorial writer during Charles Anderson Dana ‘s lifetime. She was a frequent contributor to The New York Sun and an editorial writer for Chicago Times in the days of Wilbur F. Storey. In addition, Margaret was an editorial writer for several Chicago daily newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, and for leading journals of New York and Boston. In 1895, she held the position of chief editorial writer for the Chicago Times-Herald. In 1901 she was a writer and art critic for the Chicago Chronicle.
After covering the Charles Stewart Parnell trial in London 1889, Margaret went to the Exposition Universelle (a World's Fair held in Paris, France from May to October) as the only official special cable-correspondent representing the Associated Press. At the opening ceremony, she was the only writer to whom a seat was assigned in line with Jules Simon, the president of France. Margaret was the only representative of the press invited to assist at the ceremony. However, this required some finessing on her part. Upon arriving in Paris, she discovered that she was not permitted to sit with the other press members because of her gender. When she went to the French Ministry for assistance she was refused. Margaret quickly sent off two telegrams in the presence of the Minister, one addressed to US Secretary of State, James Blaine and the other to the president of the Associated Press. Needless to say, the French Minister jumped to accommodate her.
By the turn of the century, her book Ireland of To-Day had sold more than 30,000 copies.
|Crucifix originally located in the Narthex of the Barat College Chapel|
now at Sacred Heart Schools Chicago - Sheridan Road
|copyright 1988 - Elizabeth Sherman, R.S.C.J|
"The history of the last century, and the history of centuries before that, will echo far beyond the 21st century. Part of this history is the story of a woman of great contrasts but with inner unity. Many who knew her are repelled by her austerity. Others place her among those who cannot be imitated and for this reason try to forget her. Others allow themselves to be captivated by this woman who was unconquerable in her Hope and who dared to share her ideals with others. You, who are full of hope as you begin to read these pages, Come with me and let us discover together "the height, the depth, the breadth, and the length" of this life wholly humble, and happy in the Love of God. ...For to understand someone deeply is to strengthen the bonds of friendship.
Let us read the life of Philippine.Let us contemplate this "profile carved in Hope"in order to learn from her union and conformity with the Heart of the great Missionary of the great Incarnated of the Son of God who chose the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed, the exploited, and the little ones of the earth:and who made herself one of them. In a world in crisis she found her place of incarnation...
Let us learn with her to contemplate the Heart of Jesus, a Heart broken but unyielding in Hope."
|Day of Reflection hosted at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart|
Spirituality and the Resilient Woman
|Mater Admirabilis Statue|
originally located at the Convent of the Sacred Heart (Hilltop) - St. Joseph , MO
the statue is now at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart - Lake Forest, IL
"Pfeiffer's compositions included "Sacred Music" and "Piano Studies for Children", published by G. Schirmer, New York. Copies of Pfeiffer's music which are in the archives of the Women Writers Along the Rivers project include: 'All Spotless Heart', 'Bright Queen of Heaven', 'O Mother of Mercy', 'O Mother Will It Always Be', 'Our Lovely Queen of May', 'Raise Your Voices', 'Virgin Mother'."
From: Women Wtiters Along the Rivers 1850-1950
|Nancy Kehoe, R.S.C.J., Ph.D.|
Alumna of SR '55 and DO '59