Sisters of Saint Joseph celebrate special day

Sisters of Saint Joseph celebrates the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It’s a special day as it calls us to give expression to a spirituality of the heart,

It was a feast important to both our founders Julian Tenison Woods and St Mary MacKillop and still held dear in the hearts of the Sisters today.

In May, I had the opportunity to hear Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila speak to Congregational Leaders of Religious Institutes from around the world. I found a deep resonance with his sharing on the culture of encounter referred to in Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti and the celebration of the feast of the Sacred Heart.

He began by referring to this passage from Exodus: I have witnessed to the affliction of my people. I have seen their misery, heard their pleas for help and I know their suffering. (Exodus 3:7)

This is a God who knows the heart of the people, a God who loves us with great tenderness. A God who binds up wounds, reaches down to feed the hungry and who fills our hearts with that same love in order that we too become the heartbeat of God flowing through our world.

Read the article on CathNews.