Our Good Friday reflections remind us of our Lord's suffering at the hands of an unjust system and of one who washed his hands of responsibility. As we enter into Jesus' experience we invite you to recognize the experiences of complicity and suffering in your own life and in our world.
This week we enter into Holy Week and approach the end of our JPIC Lenten Journey. As you recall we began the season with a self-paced retreat and now we close with one. We invite you to take longer periods of reflection and meditation this weekend to prepare ourselves to live Holy Week and walk with Jesus. The best way to be close to His heart is to recognize our own vulnerability and compassionate heart. This week is also called passion week and so let us move through this week with the passion and compassion of our Lord. Thank you for being part of the journey.
As we have heard and know (in our heads), power in itself is neither good nor bad; it is a matter of how we use it. The reality, however, is that this can sound a bit cliché and a lot different than what we experience, observe, exercise in our everyday lives.
Lent is the PERFECT TIME to reflect deeply on the power we do have – yes, we ALL have power – and how we use it as saints and sinners.
This week we invite you to reflect on various aspects of power in relation to social justice and social change.
Welcome to the fourth full week of Lent on our JPIC Lenten Journey. Today we share the materials for the week of reflections on “Gender Equity: Working Towards Equality for All.” Gender equity and equality are foundational elements for all the emerging themes from the Society of the Sacred Heart’s International JPIC meeting in November 2018 in the Philippines as well the ongoing themes in the Society’s Chapter documents and for the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
Welcome to the third full week of Lent on our JPIC Lenten Journey. Today we share the materials for reflection on “Racism: Question, Listen, Act." While racism was not a "named" theme from the Society of the Sacred Heart’s International JPIC meeting in November 2018 in the Philippines, the reality of racism around the world is implicit in all of the emerging themes as well as the Society of the Sacred Heart's current examination of its historical involvement in slavery in the United States.
This week, our JPIC Lenten focus is on immigration and solidarity. We invite you to reflect on what Scripture tells us, what our life experiences teach us and what the face of immigration today asks of us. As we reflect, let us pray for our brothers and sisters on the move as we, too, are pilgrims and sojourners in this life!
Welcome to the first full week of Lent on our JPIC Lenten Journey. Today we share the materials for a week of reflections on “Care of Our Common Home.”
Welcome to the beginning of the JPIC Lenten Journey! Today we share the materials for a self-paced day of retreat to help you transition into the season of Lent. These materials are drawn from the retreat day organized for the participants of the Society of the Sacred Heart's international JPIC meeting in November 2018 in the Philippines. These have been adapted for Lent with a focus on our JPIC commitments.
Racism is a problem in the United States. Identify your own bias and help others explore theirs with this graduated scale.