|Illustration by Noelee Favet, RSCJ|
Gospel:Luke 7:11-17 Now when he was near the gate of the town there was a dead man being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And aconsiderable number of the townspeople was with her. When the Lord saw her he felt sorry for her and said to her, "Don't cry." Then he went up and touched the bier and the bearers stood still, and he said, "young man, I tell you: get up."
Society of the Sacred Heart Constitutions of 1982: Caught up as we are in the desires of His Heart, we want people to grow in dignity, as human beings and as children of God. Our starting point is the Gospel with all that it demands from us of love, forgiveness and justice, and of solidarity with those who are poor and rejected by the world.
Society of the Sacred Heart Chapter of 2008: We suffer the pain of our peoples. With them, and from this depth, we enter into the Open Heart of Christ, the wellspring that satisfies our thirst. From our contemplation of the Pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of a wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.