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  • 5th Sunday of Lent 2019
    6 April 2019
    My father always said that I did more and better work than two grown men could do. It wasn't difficult for me because I suppose that I was a bit of a perfectionist. I liked things done quickly, efficiently, and tidily and, as we weren't well off, I was very useful about our little holding. But I found later that, riches don't make a person good or happy, and on the whole my family was both. We were faithful to the law and we all cared about each other and that was enough. more ...
  • 4th Sunday of Lent 2019
    29 March 2019
    Have you ever experienced losing something you treasured, or something important in your life? You never notice it is missing until the moment comes to use it, wear it, display it or pass it on to someone else. Then comes the frustration of: “Did I put it somewhere for safekeeping? Did I give it to someone? Did I loan it to someone? Did I carelessly put it somewhere? Was it stolen from me?” more ...
  • Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking
    3 February 2019
    The purpose of the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking is to provide a reading of Human Trafficking and an understanding that motivates and sustains the much-needed long-term struggle. The Migrant and Refugee Section invites everyone to engage vigorously in learning, communication and action about preventing and healing Human Trafficking, nourished by reflection, prayer, and the teachings of Pope Francis. more ...
  • Share the Journey 2018
    30 August 2018
    The Lampedusa cross is made from the driftwood of a boat that was wrecked off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy on 11 October, 2013. We walked in solidarity with those millions of refugees who flee from war, poverty and exploitation, searching for safety for themselves and their families         more ...
  • Shoe Campaign in support of refugees
    15 August 2018
    As part of the Share the Journey Campaign, Cafod and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) have left hundreds of shoes outside Westminster Cathedral to highlight the plight of refugees. Pope Francis is using the campaign to urge world leaders to back the rights of refugees, and about 40,000 Catholics have walked the equivalent of four times round the world in solidarity. more ...
  • St. Joseph 2018
    19 March 2018
    Monday, March 19, is the feast of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary. It is a feast of great importance in the Church. Without Joseph’s loving trust as husband of Mary our faith story would be very different. Let us take a few moments with St. Joseph today in prayer. As we say our daily prayer with St. Joseph for Vocations perhaps we might do so in a more intense way today more ...
  • Feast of St. Francis de Sales 2018
    24 January 2018
    We joyfully celebrate the Feast of one of our patrons today, St. Francis De Sales, ‘The Gentleman Saint’ What do we know of this holy man of God? Francis was born into a noble French family in France on 21st August 1567. He was educated at the Capuchin College in Annecy and the University of Padua. more ...
  • Feast of St. Augustine 2017
    28 August 2017
    Augustine was born in Thagaste, in eastern Algeria in 352. He was a searcher always asking questions about life and the meaning of life. more ...
  • Congratulations to the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    14 August 2017
    Our Austrian sisters of the Victor Braun Federation, the Servants of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus, held their General Chapter from July 29th to August 12th 2017 in Vienna. The theme of the Chapter was "Go with us and enlighten us, For you are our God." more ...
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart 2017
    23 June 2017
    I have always loved the title of Sr. Rosemary’s book on the history of the Congregation: ‘A Heart for Others’  It certainly sums up the life of Fr. Braun    more ...
  • St. Josephine Bahkita 2017
    8 February 2017
    In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 2017, Pope Francis appealed to the world to ‘’… adopt every possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.’’ more ...
  • Feast of St. Francis de Sales 2017
    24 January 2017
    As we celebrate the feast of St Francis de Sales, it is important to remind ourselves of the words our founder said: “St Francis de Sales is the real founder of your congregation since the first days of the foundation of your institute.  more ...
  • Celebration in Thanksgiving for the life of Mother Winefride Tyrrell
    29 November 2016
    On the 29th of November 2016, in Chigwell Convent, we celebrated the life of Mother Winefride Tyrrell one hundred years after her death. She was the Co-founder of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the first Superior General from 1903 to 1908. more ...
  • Feast St. Margaret Mary 2016
    16 October 2016
    When St Margaret Mary entered the Visitation of Paray-le-Monial in 1671 she entered into a world where the image of the heart was woven into the fabric of daily life. Saints Francis de Sales and Jeanne de Chantal spoke on almost every page of their letters and writings of living in and from the heart; more ...
  • Foundation of Federation Day 2016
    4 July 2016
    This is indeed a special year for us as a Congregation and as Federation as we celebrate 150 years since our Foundation. Father Victor Braun made it very clear that we, as a Congregation, were to “belong entirely to the Sacred Heart” and if we ever forgot that, we would have no reason to exist. more ...

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