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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Honoring Mothers with Healthy Waters

This year we celebrate Mother's Day on May 12th.  How do you plan to honor or remember your Mother?  For Sacred Heart alums of yesteryear we remember our educational "Mothers" ... the many RSCJ who touched our lives in so many ways.  

Sacred Heart alums are taught to live out St. Madeleine Sophie Barat’s vision of “social awareness that impels to action”.  If you have not had a chance to browse the new RSCJ website I encourage you to do so.  You will see that the RSCJ continue to educate us with a powerful group called Healthy Waters and Coastal Restoration Group.  To read an update and/ or if you wish to join the group - click here

And, Just in time for Mother’s Day, has released a powerful and inspirational video called “Three Mothers, Three Stories", narrated by Jodie Foster.  The link to the short video was forwarded to me by Melanie Guste, RSCJ.  It is meant to inspire us and I think it will!  

Info below is taken from

RSCJ .... Our Mission Lived
The Healthy Waters and Coastal Restoration Interest Group formed in 2009 in response to the continuing environmental crisis in the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina four years earlier. Group members participate in advocacy networks, sign petitions, and share information, resources and prayer. The group’s goal is to live the priority for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the General Chapter of 2008:

Journeying with peoples of different contexts, races, and cultures, and listening profoundly to the joys and suffering of humanity have allowed us to be touched by the poverty, inequality, exclusion, violence, and environmental destruction that are present in today’s world. We recognize with greater clarity the interconnectedness of global realities and the impact these have on our local situations. We are more aware of the marginalizing effects of globalization and of cultures of dominance and exclusion. (Chapter 2008)
Members of the Society of the Sacred Heart believe that “to educate is in itself an act of justice,” (Letter of the General Council, June, 2006) so they educate themselves and others as citizens of God’s world and of creation. An important dimension to their activities is conscientious living, that is, making small daily choices in their lifestyle to reflect respect for creation.
The Healthy Waters and Coastal Restoration Group has a Facebook group, open to anyone interested in learning more about living in harmony with the environment. Please visit the page and click the “ask to join” button. All members of the Sacred Heart family and friends are also invited to join the Healthy Waters Group and learn more about this critical issue. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Sister Melanie Guste at

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