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Sunday, May 25, 2014

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Feast Day: A Reflection from Pam Snyder, AMASC President

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat by Tommy Meaney, AM'13


May 25, 2014

Reflection by Pam Snyder, AMASC World President

On Saint Madeleine Sophie’s Feast Day we alumnae and alumni have the happy task to reflect upon Sophie’s life and heritage.  We celebrate her memory. 

Aware of Sophie’s many challenges: poor health, finances, the growing pains of the Society she founded, the politics of the Church, we admire Sophie’s courage to face those challenges during her many years of leadership.  We celebrate her wisdom. 

We, in our day, are challenged by Sophie’s fortitude which was sustained by her faith and prayer.  May we imitate her through our actions and our attitudes, so that we too, her daughters and sons may make known the Glory of God. We celebrate her footsteps. 

We acknowledge the work of God’s hand in Saint Madeleine Sophie and the other foundresesses of the Society.  May we hear the voices of our foremothers and consciously follow their wise guidance as we walk our 21st century paths.  We listen to their echoes. 

In the presence of the angels and saints we proclaim the present day good work of the Society in many areas around the world…areas both hidden and visible.  Let our lives reflect the fruit of that good work. 

We thank God for the many gifts we enjoy as Children of the Sacred Heart especially our education.  We are truly blessed.

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