Heart Magazine, JPIC Edition, Vol. 15, No. 2 (2018)
Sep 24, 18 | JPIC

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)


Photo by Jessica Lewis
Aug 23, 18 | CEDC

We've prepared a logo questionnaire for nonprofits that need to have a logo designed (or re-designed). If you need some help brainstorming, take a look at the questions we ask and see if they are helpful. As designers, having this information at the start of a project will help not only provide you with a more accurate cost estimate, but will ensure that we are designing according to your specifications and that the end result is better matched to your organizational needs.

Reyna Gonzalez with participants in the Compassionate Leadership workshop
Aug 13, 18 | EIL

Partnership is a core value at the Stuart Center.  Partnership with those seeking social change through relationships marked by mutual respect, openness and a commitment to justice and peace For us a partnership must act as a catalyst for all parties is at the cornerstone of all we do.  The partnership we have developed witih the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas is one that continues to grow.  Most recently Reyna González, RSCJ, Director of the EIL Office, spent a few days offering a workshop on Compassionate Leadership in the Spirit of Solidarity.

Aug 13, 18 | Administration

Do you have an image of your vision?   Most of us wrestle through the precise wording of a mission statement about “us” here and now, and then find ourselves articulating a vision that looks more like a values statement or feels like an elusive ideal.  In other words, the mission feels concrete and the vision abstract.  Is it no wonder that the realization of a vision or the quest for a ”true visionary leader” often falls short? 

Image by Laryn Kragt Bakker
Aug 09, 18 | CEDC

One of the questions we are frequently asked is “How much does it cost for a website?” Our usual answer is “It depends.” It's kind of like asking “How much is a new car?” It depends on a lot of factors, such as which options you want to include, whether it's a Tesla and so on. Your best bet is to put together a strong RFP (Request for Proposal) that you can send around to give an accurate idea of the scope of the new site and get an accurate estimate of what it will cost to build it.

Links. Photo by Katherine Chase.
Jul 17, 18 | CEDC

Tip #2: Create links from all the places you reference a keyword or phrase to the appropriate landing page.

Jul 06, 18 | JPIC

On the Feast of Philippine in November of 2017, we extended the invitation (by Survey Monkey) to participate in this reflection process to all RSCJ, Associates and members of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Those who were interested were asked to pick one of four interest groups (Environment, Immigration, Racism and Poverty) to use as a lens for their conversations...

Josephine Wright, RSCJ
Jun 07, 18 | Ministry

Why did I go to the Missions? It was in response to a strong and clear call from God to bring the knowledge and love of Him to other lands. My family tells me in my years of growing up, I often spoke of going as a missionary to Africa. As an RSCJ, I don’t recall when I first began asking to go on the Missions but it was early on in my religious life. Every time I asked I was told, “We can’t afford to let you go”. I loved my work of teaching in Montreal and Vancouver and of being with the little ones in the Elementary School of Halifax.

Jun 04, 18 | CEDC

I had an email exchange recently with someone from a group that uses CiviCRM and she mentioned that she wished she didn't have to go to hire a consultant every time she had a question -- she is more of a "DIY" person. My response was that CiviCRM allows you to be as DIY as you want, or are able (and the CiviCRM community really wants you to grow your skills so that you are able to do more and more of what you need to do). We are a nonprofit that serves other nonprofits, but our mission has an educational and empowering thrust.

Diane Roche, rscj and Jessica Cobian at the Justice Department
Jun 01, 18 | JPIC

Saint Madeline Sophie stated that she would have founded  the Society of the Sacred Heart for the “sake of a single child”.  Because this commitment to the safety and well-being of children is at the heart of our mission,  the United States Canada Province stands in strong opposition to the present policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum in the United States.  This policy terrorizes and traumatizes children and it must be stopped. The need for immigration reform does not give our government permission to violates the dignity or  basic human rights of these famil