An issue of Heart magazine has been dedicated entirely to JPIC. Read the online version now to get an up-close look at some of our activities as Stuart Center and as the United States-Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We hope the words and images will inspire and encourage you in our shared efforts to create a world where the dignity of each person and the integrity of creation are fully recognized. (Via RSCJ.org)
Hope for and in the journey: Solidarity with our migrant brothers, sisters
By Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ
How many times have we heard life compared to a journey? Probably often enough to have it dangerously close to being a cliché. Yet we know it to be true when we reflect on the ups-and-downs of our personal and professional paths; moments of pride and setback. We may feel exhilarated considering the road ahead for our children as they make their way. This exhilaration can be filled with an immense sense of possibilities, punctuated by twinges of nervousness, and, yes, deep breaths of hope for and in the journey.
These feelings are also true for millions of people on the move worldwide. Most people would not readily give up family, friends, culture – almost everything – if not for a greater good. Most are driven by living in conditions of poverty; political, religious or ethnic oppression; and violence or war...