|Barbara Dawson, RSCJ (photo taken on May 25, 2013 in Atherton, CA)|
August 2, 2016 ~ Today in Nemi, Italy the Religious of the Sacred Heart at their 2016 General Chapter meeting announced that Barbara Dawson, RSCJ current provincial of the United States - Canada Province has been elected as the 17th Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Sr. Dawson will succeed Kathleen Conan, RSCJ (2008-2016) as she becomes the third American to serve consecutively an eight year term as Superior General. The first American elected was Clare Pratt (2000-2008) a native of Washington, D.C. General Chapter 2016 began on July 7th and will conclude on August 10, 2016.
Sister Dawson who is currently serving a fourth term as Provincial in the United States-Canada province, is an alumna of Lone Mountain College, now University of San Francisco where she also received her law degree. She earned a masters degree in international comparative education from Stanford University. For further background info: click here
Please join me in prayer as Sister Dawson selects members of her General Council and begins her term as 17th Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
To St. Madeleine Sophie
St. Madeleine Sophie, wonderfully chosen by God to make the Divine Heart of Jesus known and loved, and ever faithful to that apostolate, accept this day our confidence and prayers in proof of our allegiance. Guide us in the path of meekness and humility; set our hearts on fire with the zeal with which thine own was devoured; protect us, that we may deserve to see our names written in that most Sacred Heart, and to make in It our home for time and for eternity.