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March&September 2018, are available on demand to amasc@amasc-sacrecoeur.org

COR UNUM

AMASC Newsletter March & September 2018 Edition

CONTRIBUTORS OF NEWS


1.- Austria
2.- Canada
3.- Egypt
4.- India
5.- Cuba
6.- England
7.- Scotland
8.- Korea
9.- Brazil
10.-Mexico
11.-New Zealand
12.-Argentina
13.- USA
14 - Uganda
15.- Cuba-in-Exile
16.- Japan


 




Austria National President

Marie-Cécile Dossenbach

 

Report de l'Austriche 2014-2018

En Autriche il y a quatres Ecoles du Sacré-Coeur: à GRAZ, RIEDENBURG, VIENNE et PRESSBAUM.
La Maison de Vienne va célébrer cette année le 150 anniversaire de sa fondation.
La Maison de Riedenburg est actuellement la seule qui appartient encore à la communauté des Religieuses du Sacré Coeur; les autres maisons/écoles ont des différents propriétaires/associations qui les soutiennent.
Les religieuses vivent dans cinq communautés: à Riedenburg, à Graz et en trois à Vienne.
La Maison de retraite des religieuses se trouve dans le bâtiment de l'école de Vienne.
L'association représente toutes les Anciennes Autriciennes à l'extérieur pendant qu'elle offre ses services seulement aux Anciennes de Vienne et de Pressbaum.
Il y a quelques années que les Anciennes de Graz et de Riedenburg on fondé leur propres associations qui coopèrent très bien avec nous à Vienne.
A Vienne il y a trois événements par an qui ont lieu régulièrement et en plus deux grandes fêtes.
Tous les premiers vendredis du mois il y a un Jour Fixe: on prends part à la Sainte Messe avec les religieuses: après il y a parfois une conférence,
plus souvent on reste ensemble pour échanger des nouvelles.
Une fois par semaine il y a un cours de gymnastique dans la sale de gymnastique de l'école et une fois par mois on se renxontre pour la faire de la conversation française.
Les deux grandes fêges sont: la Fête du Sacré Coeur de Jésus en Juin et la fête de la Vierge Immaculée,le 8 décembre. En plus sont orrganisées des visites aux Musées de Vienne.
En hiver, on se rencontre à une grande place de patinage au centre de la ville et en automne il y a une rencontre chez un "Heurigen", restaurant aux vignes à la périphérie de Vienne.
Un groupe d'Anciennes/Ancien de Pressbaum a créer un projet sociale: 1- on s'est chargé de recuillir et de transporter de différents biens nécessaires pour des familles en ROMANIE;
2- On s'est charge de soutenir une famille Syrienne. Ces deux projets sont soutenus également par les Anciennes de Vienne.
Il y a aussi quelques Anciennes qui s'engagent dans la maison de retaite des religieuses comme volontaires.
Les contact entre l'Ecole de Vienne et la communauté des religieuses sont excellents.


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Sarah Cassidy
National President of CANADA


 

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the third annual CASHA conference began by welcoming approximately 67 attendees from Mexico, Chicago, Washington, St. John’Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver. Some attendees joined the high school students from the Fountain Academy and Sacred Heart School of Halifax at Mass at
the St. Mary’s Basilica. Others took a tour of the Sacred Heart School or attended the exhibition-
The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with a tour by alum and curator, Judith Dietz.

That evening was the Halifax Sacred Heart alumnae association AGM followed by a welcome reception for the conference attendees.

The conference day, October 21 offered a full day with themes from the General call and discussions in breakout groups. Pauline Scott as moderator kept the day running smoothly.
Archbishop Mancini opened the morning with his presentation on the call To be and Act as One Body, which was remarkable. Donna Dolan’s presentation on Creating Silence brought all present to be mindful.
Updates on activities at the SH school in Halifax and Montreal by Anne Wachter and Maureen Brown, gave insight into the traditions and mission  being shared and lived among the teachers, staff, students and SH family in Canada.

Marisa de Moreno de Malcher, AMASC president brought news from the executive and encouraged attendance
at the World Congress in February, 2018 in Merida, Mexico. CASHA was thrilled to have her amongst us.

Meaghean Richardson, President of the SH Halifax alum association spoke about World Service Day in September 2018
and encourages alums to suggest ideas and participate.

Anne – Marie Conn rscj offered grace before a wonderful catered lunch where a team of young alum from the Halifax executive
looked after all the attendees’ needs. The lunch was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the morning, and establish new or
renew friendships.

 

The afternoon content included presentations and an alum panel covering the calls: Live more Humanly and Crossing New Frontier. Charlotte Riley spoke about her experience with the C3 expedition to the eastern coast of Baffin Island; Maureen Glavin, rscj introduced the group to the life of St. Philippine Duchesne. Rohini Bannerjee, and Alicia Montoya spoke about immigration and intercultural learning and Moira Donahoe Schrader discussed being a part of a group sponsoring a Syrian family. The day ended with breakout groups to reflecting on the four calls, collaborating on ideas and actions to take forward. A report of these discussions will be delivered at the AMASC congress in Mexico in February.

 

From February 22-25, 2018, 12 Canadian alums attended the XVI World congress in Merida, Mexico.
They celebrated the theme Sophie’s Legacy A Gift for the World with 25 RSCJs and over 200 other alums from 34 countrie.

The congress was extremely well organized and the presentations from Carolyn Osiek, rscj,
young alums from New Zealand and Australia and from Japan gave us hope for the future.
There was time to be nostalgic yet consider new frontiers, to create silence in our lives,
and to learn to trust that we are all of one Body. It was valuable to look to the future and
share dreams and plans to continue the legacy of St. Madelaine Sophie and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.

 

 

 

Sheila Donahoe, Past CASHA President introduced the newest Emeritae Member of AMASC, Canadian alum, Maureen Elliott.
We as Canadians were very proud to have Maureen recognized for all her time and commitment on an international level and the very first Canadian Emeritae.

 

There will be an extraordinary meeting called before the end of 2018 to elect the new AMASC Board of Directors.
Respectfully submitted,
Sarah Cassidy
CASHA President.
February 28, 2018.

EGYPT
National President: Sr Céleste Charles Khayat


Mérida, Mexico
February 2018

AMASC World President, Marisa Moreno de Malcher
officially welcomes Ramona Canaan, representative of Egypt,
which has been officially accepted as a full- member of the Association Mondiale des Anciens et Anciennes du Sacré-Coeur.

L'ANASC d'Égypte voudrait vous exprimer à tous sa reconnaissance de nous avoir admises à L'AMASC lors de ce dernier congrès à Merida. C'est une richesse pour nous ainsi qu'une ouverture d'en faire partie, vu que notre attachement à la Société du Sacré Coeur est grand depuis plus de cent ans.  L'ANASC Égypte croit à la continuité et au privilège de faire partie d'une famille imprégnée du même esprit, et sent le besoin de traduire les valeurs reçues pratiquement dans la vie autour de nous. 
Actuellement, nous sommes réparties en 3 comités . Le comité du réseau des anciennes, le comité du développement, et le comité de support aux écoles du Sacré-Cœur.
Le comité du réseau des anciennes a pour but de créer une base de données de toutes les anciennes et de rassembler les anciennes autour de la culture, de l'art ou suivant leur besoin - marché de travail, bénévolat, etc.
Le comité du développement travaille surtout pour la Haute Égypte là où la population est la plus pauvre, et est en lien avec nos soeurs pour soutenir les familles sur les plans économique, de l'éducation et de la santé. Par exemple, nous faisons actuellement 6 projets économiques : élevage de bétail, nourriture des animaux, vente de produits de nettoyage et vente de rafraîchissements, biscuits etc.
Pour d'autres familles, nous venons en aide pour des soins médicaux. Nous avons pris en charge des opérations des yeux, des oreilles, de la langue etc... Nous nous sommes occupées de la scolarisation de certains, et de donner à d’autres du lait spécial pour bébés. 
Quant au comité de support aux écoles du Sacré-Cœur, nous donnons une formation aux jeunes anciennes pour encadrer nos élèves en ce qui concerne les activités sociales et nous aidons les écoles dans les différentes activités selon leurs besoins.
Sur le plan International, quelque unes de nos anciennes ont eu la chance d’assister au congrès ANASC Africain en Ouganda et à une réunion de l’ANASC Européen à Rome.
D’autres part, nous avons organisé des retrouvailles pour les anciennes des deux collèges du Caire le 16 février dernier. Cet évènement a trouvé une réponse aussi joyeuse que reconnaissante et a pu regroupé plus de mille anciennes dans un hôtel. La joie était à son comble par un tel rassemblement. 
Voilà un petit aperçu de nos activités qui étaient bien fructueuses cette dernière année. Nous espérons aussi pouvoir partager avec vous nos projets à l’avenir et échanger nos expériences pour une plus grande collaboration entre nous tous. 
À la prochaine!
ANASC Egypte 

Rajni Desai
National PRESIDENT OF SCESA, India

 

SCESA
Sophia College Ex-Students’ Association
ACTIVITIES 2017 - 2018

Coffee and Cake 2017
SCESA organized its annual Coffee and Cake get-together with the Teaching Staff of the College on 4th August, 2017.
 The special guest on the occasion was Prof. Nirmala Tripathi (Former Head of the Hindi Dept.) who had retired   in 2016.
 Glowing tributes were paid to Prof. Tripathi by Ms. Ramavati Yadav.
 Prof. Tripathi in turn shared her experiences at Sophia with the gathering.

 The Spirit of Sophia Awards
  In 2016 SCESA instituted The Spirit of Sophia Awards to honour the teaching and non-teaching staff of the College who
  have completed long years of service to Sophia College.
  This year nine staff members received the awards.

Cultural Programme
The students of Sophia College witnessed an enthralling classical music concert organized by SCESA on Friday, 
8th December 2017. The concert featured the Grammy-nominated violinist Kala Ramnath who comes from a  
family of musical legends. She was accompanied by Shri Bhushan Parchure on the tabla.
The performance also featured Mr.Sudhir Kathawate and Mr. Jayant Naidu, who played the tanpura.

SCESA OUTREACH
E-Teach Program in Nareshwadi, Dahanu

 

SCESA has been supporting a rural education project that involves teaching English to students of
Grades I to IV of vernacular schools. SCESA sponsors the services of a facilitator who works     
 with 22 schools in the Talasari district in the state of Maharashtra.

 

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting
The SCESA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 was held on 13th January 2018.
The AGM was followed by a talk by Mr.Astad Parakh, founder of the E-Teach programme.
He narrated the conceptualization of the E-Teach programme in vernacular schools in Maharashtra.
The programme aims to give under-privileged primary school children from non-English-speaking backgrounds
 a foundation in spoken and written English with the help of audio-visual programmes.
SCESA has been supporting the programme since April 2017.


 

 
 
 
National President of CUBA

Peidad Subirat

Debido a las difíciles condiciones de nuestras asociadas, por problemas de la edad, enfermedades, etc, pues somos ya un grupo envejecido y sin relevo, cada cual hace en su parroquia o en la iglesia que frecuente, lo que puede.
Carola Yaque, en Manzanillo sigue en activo realizando una obra apostólica importante en su provincia GRAMMA, atendiendo ancianos, el grupo de personas con Síndrome Down, y en el coro que ya le ha cantado a todos los Papas que nos han visitado.
Anita Smith tiene en su casa el Espacio de Oración, donde a veces se celebra la Eucaristía Isabel Jiménez sigue atendiendo la Capilla de La Lisa, que una vez fue parte de nuestro colegio en el período que estuvo en Torrecilla. Nuestro pequeño grupo de La Habana, celebramos la misa de Mater en San Juan de Letrán donde tienen en las galerías de su claustro una réplica del cuadro de Mater, (adjunto foto).
Si viene a visitarnos alguna ex alumna que viva en otros países, tratamos de verlas, reunirnos con ella, y de ser posible, llevarlas a visitarla el que fue nuestro colegio del Country, actualmente Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Recientemente tuvimos el gran placer de recibir a nuestra Presidenta Mundial Marisa Moreno de Malcher, y compartimos con ella la Eucaristía en la Catedral de La Habana y después un almuerzo en un restaurant privado en la misma Plaza de la Catedral .(adjunto foto) Con el sentido de compañerismo y amistad que nos ha unido desde el colegio,tenemos la costumbre de celebrar juntas nuestros cumpleaños en un almuerzo, y otras fechas, lo que nos hace reunirnos casi todos los meses para compartir y quienes reciban la Hojita de Mater llevarla, leerla y ver las fotos de nuestras compañeras que viven en el exterior. Así nos sentimos unidas a todas, donde estén, como una gran familia. ¡ UNIDAS EN UN SOLO CORAZON! PIEDAD SUBIRATS PRESIDENTA ANASC-CUBA

Due to the difficult conditions of our associates, resulting from problems of age, illnesses, etc, as well as because we are alreadyan aging group without relief,everyone does what they can in their parish or church. Carola Yaque, in Manzanillo is still active doing an important apostolic work in its GRAMMA province, serving elderly people, the group of people with Down Syndrome, and in the choir that has already sung to all the Popes that have visited us. Anita Smith has the Prayer Space in her home, where sometimes the Eucharist is celebrated. Isabel Jiménez continues to attend the Chapel of La Lisa, which was once part of our school during the period in Torrecilla. Our little group from Havana, celebrated Mater with a Mass in San Juan of Letrán where they have in the galleries of its cloister a replica of the picture of Mater, (attached photo). If a former student who lives in other countries comes to visit us, we try to see them, meet with her, and if possible, take them to visit where was our Country school, now Faculty of Medical Sciences. We recently had the great pleasure of welcoming our World President Marisa Moreno de Malcher, and we shared with her the Eucharist in the Cathedral of Havana and then a lunch in a private restaurant in the same Plaza de la Catedral. (attached photo) With the sense of companionship and friendship that has united us from the school,we have the habit of celebrating our birthdays together at a lunch, and other dates, which makes us meet almost every month to share with those who receive the Little Book, to read it and see the photos of our companions who live abroad.
This is how we feel united to all, wherever they are, as a great family. UNITED IN ONE HEART! PIEDAD SUBIRATS - PRESIDENT ANASC-CUBA

Trish Frisby

AMASC England

Report from AMASC England   20th June 2018
The highlight of the year was the visit of World President of AMASC, Marisa Moreno from Mexico, who had been invited to Woldingham School in June 2017.

Marisa met with Alex Hutchinson, head teacher, some AMASC members, pupils and staff involved with Sacred Heart.  With great enthusiasm, Marisa shared  plans for the 2018 World AMASC conference in Mexico , as well as her vision for the future of AMASC, especially Young AMASC. Marisa  thoroughly enjoyed her tour of the school and was entertained by talented music students during a lunchtime recital.

In February 2018, AMASC held the four yearly World conference in Merida, Mexico.  AMASC England was represented by Yasko Kurahachi who was able to meet with her JASH friends from Japan as well as other Sacred Heart communities from 44 countries around the world.
There were presentations about St Philippine Rose Duchesne and her bi-centenial celebrations, as well as discussions on how to  further develop Young AMASC.

AMASC England  members  continue to meet for their twice yearly social gatherings at the Hurlingham Club. The committee met on 24  May 2018 and as new Data Protection law was introduced it was agreed that all members should re-register and pay a subscription. It was unanimously agreed to waive subscriptions for Young AMASC members (under 30s) and RSCJs.
During the Woldingham School's old girls committee (WSHA) in February 2018, it was agreed to reinstate the annual  subscription of £250 to AMASC.

In October 2018, two AMASC England representatives will join National Presidents in Joigny, France to elect a new world president as Marisa Moreno ends her 4 year term.

AMASC England looks forward to working with schools, colleges, RSCJ community to increase its membership, particularly of Young AMASC.

Trish Frisby
AMASC England

 

President Mrs Mollie Mennie,
Greetings from SCOTLAND

We reported last year of the Mass of Thanksgiving, held in July, to celebrate the 122 years presence in Aberdeen of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
We sadly said ‘Au Revoir’ to Sr Alda Civiera, Sr Margaret Pope and Sr Catherine Laughlin at the beginning of November, as they took their leave of Aberdeen to join the Community in Edinburg.h
They are sorely missed.

The Former Pupils Association has also been on the move as we now meet at our Bishop’s new residence which is in the historic part of Old Aberdeen and
is close to King’s College, the original University which was founded by Bishop Elphinstone in 1495.  We have also appointed a new President,
Mrs Mollie Mennie, who recently retired from being primary head teacher at a private school in the city. 
                                                 Scotland

 

  Norma at the Award Ceremony with her sister Carol and brother Ralph

 

 

 

One of our former pupils, Norma Giulianotti, recently received a great honour, in that she has been presented with Italian Scotland’s Medaglia D’Oro in recognition
of a lifetime of service to the Italian Community in Scotland.  Norma has resided in Perthshire now for many years and during that time she has been Catechist
to the pupils of Kilgraston School.

In this Year of Prayer we here in Scotland reach out to the AMASC Fraternity and wish you PEACE.
In One Heart

KOREA Alumnae of the Sacred Heart
National President: Chihae Chung

KASH Activity Report 2017
Saemmul Childcare Center
In marking the 60th anniversary of Sacred Heart Girls’ High School, the Society of Sacred Heart in Korea has opened a much-needed public childcare center in June, 2017
with the support from the Seoul municipal government, Yongsan district office, and local residents. The center, located near the rear entrance of the high school campus,
uses the Reggio Emilia approach to care for the children between ages three and seven. Sacred Heart graduates volunteer every last Tuesday of the month to help children take naps, play games, and read books.

  1. Spiritual Activities

The alumnae association’s Spirituality Department organizes annual pilgrimages to holy sites in Korea and a requiem mass every November. This year, some 60 Sacred Heart Girls’ High School graduates visited Baeron Holy Ground in central Korea. On November 2, an annual requiem mass for the deceased Sacred Heart Girls’ High School alumnae, teachers, and sisters was held at the school church.

  1. Welcoming Events for Visiting Sacred Heart Sisters

The Sacred Heart Girls’ High School Alumnae Association welcomed sisters from the Society of Sacred Heart in Japan in September by inviting them to dinner and a traditional performance at Korea House in Seoul. Then, in October, the alumnae association officers also hosted a traditional dinner for Sister Barbara Dawson, the Superior General of the International Society of the Sacred Heart, and her associates. These two events helped leave deep impressions on the sisters about the Sacred Heart Girls’ Middle and High School.

  1. Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting

The annual Sacred Heart Girls’ High School board of directors meeting was held in December at the Millennium Seoul Hilton.
Roughly 200 directors gathered for the annual meeting and year-end party and enjoyed informative presentations, delicious lunch, and entertainment.

ANASC BRASIL
NATIONAL PRESIDENT: Maria Helena Pimenta de Mello

INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES
ANASC-BRASIL
MARZO / SEPTIEMBRE 2018

ACCIONES SOCIALES

EL 19/04/2018 – BAZAR DE LAS “PULGAS”
 
EL 15/08/2018 – BAZAR DE BENEFICENCIA
Fueran grandes éxitos y los ingresos ayudaran a las siguientes obras sociales:

Trabajo voluntario Berço de Mater (Cuna de Mater)
Este trabajo voluntario de producción de ajuares para madres embarazadas de bajos ingresos, en este periodo distribuyó 72 ajuares;

Acogida para niños, niñas y jóvenes de la ciudad de Belford Roxo – Rio de Janeiro

Fondos de becas a jóvenes hijas y hijos de empleadas de las RSCJs ancianas.
Seguimos haciendo aportes mensuales para estas acciones sociales;


Cine Floresta Nossa (Cine Nuestro Bosque)
Trabajo dirigido por la incansable RSCJ Maria Cecília Amarante, ofrece  a los jóvenes diferentes experiencias de arte, poesía, música, teatro, fotografía y cine;
Ação Social pela Música do Brasil
ANASC-BRASIL presta ayuda a esta magnifica obra social de educación por la música clásica para jóvenes de bajos ingresos.
En este período colaboramos para la presentación del grupo en importantes salas de conciertos en Europa;
Guardería Mundo Infantil – Favela Dona Marta – Barrio de Botafogo – RJ
ANASC-BRASIL proporcionó la “Fiesta Caipira” (Fiesta de Junio) para los niños y niñas acogidos.
Instituto Pró-Saber
Proyecto sociocultural desarrollado por la ex-alumna Maria Cecília Almeida e Silva. Universidad gratuita que forma en servicio profesores para actuar en favelas de Rio de Janeiro. 
Proyecto “Morro de Amor (Nuevo)
Busca interesar en la música niños y niñas de la Favela del “Morro dos Cabritos”.   

 OTRAS ACTIVIDADES
CHARLAS
06/06/2018: Una tarde con las Modernistas Tarsila do Amaral y Anita Malfatti (ex-alumna ANNA MARIA MANDELERT)
18/07/2018: “Celebración de los 200 años de Filipina Duchesne y su misión audaz”(rscj ELIZABETH AMARANTE)

Clases mensuales de Historia de la Iglesia : rscj CLEA DE CASTRO NEVES

Equipo ANASC-BRASIL


National EXASAC Mexico
President: Elia Favela Vara

REPORTE DE ACTIVIDADES2018

Iniciamos el año trabajando en los últimos detalles de preparación para el Congreso de AMASC 2018 que se llevó a cabo en Mérida del 22 al 24 de febrero.

Estuvimos en comunicación constante con los equipos de cada ciudad, porque fue un poco difícil la traducción de las celebraciones eucarísticas en los tres idiomas oficiales.

La Misa de apertura del Congreso se celebró en español, presidida por el obispo auxiliar de Mérida, iniciando con la entrada solemne de banderas.

La Misa del sábado 23 se celebró en inglés, en el hotel sede del Congreso, presidida por el padre Alex Zatirka S.J.

La misa del domingo 24, se celebró en francés, presidida por Monseñor Berlie, obispo emérito de Mérida y concelebrada por el padre Alex Zatirka S.J., también en el hotel sede.

Participamos en la Asamblea mundial, y quedamos con el compromiso de asistir a la asamblea extraordinaria programada para el mes de octubre.

Asistimos alrededor de 100 mexicanas y regresamos con el compromiso de dar continuidad a todo lo recibido en el Congreso, organizando retiros y espacios de encuentro para estudiar los temas.

En el mes de abril tuvimos la Asamblea Nacional, con la participación de todos los núcleos, en la misa de clausura se entregó la presidencia nacional a Elia Favela Vara, quien servirá a la EXASAC nacional por los siguientes cuatro años.

Tuvimos una reunión en México con parte del equipo entrante y la presidenta saliente para ultimar los detalles y empiece a trabajar elnuevo equipo.
Estamos llevando a cabo una campaña de recaudación de fondos, a nivel nacional, para regalar a la Casa Grande una planta de luz, ya que con frecuencia se quedan sin energía eléctrica, y tienen problema con el elevador y el suministro de oxígeno para las religiosas enfermas

 

 

 

Barradene College Alumnae, New Zealand

Victoria (Viki) Cullen

AMASC Regional Co-Ordinator for Australia New Zealand

AMASC August Newsletter
The Alumnae Association in Auckland, New Zealand held a 5 Year Reunion event for the 2013 leavers in July at Baradene College in Auckland, New Zealand.
The event was attended by over 50 young alumnae who were very excited to see one another and reminisce on their time at school together.
We had a ‘throwback quiz’, spot prizes, and a wonderful evening overall filled with laughter and connection.

The Baradene College Development Foundation from New Zealand recently hosted the biannual Growing Heart Dinner in August.
This event was attended by over 160 people, a mixture of alumnae, parents, past-parents, staff and friends of the college.
There were various contributions from alumnae towards the auction that took place and alumnae who performed beautifully on the evening.

In September the Baradene Alumnae Association will host its annual High Tea and Meritae Award event
. This event is not only a time to reminisce with your Alumnae friends and community, but also a time when we will hear from our 2018 Alumnae Meritae Award recipient.
This year, again, hasn't been short of nominations and, again, we have read about some amazing Alumnae and their achievements - both professionally and in their community - who are embracing the Cor Unum spirit. We are thrilled to announce that Sister Elizabeth Snedden,rscj, is the recipient of our 2018 Alumnae Meritae Award.

AMASC Australia and New Zealand Regional coordinator, Viki Cullen, recently attended the Annual General Meeting of Kincoppal-Rose Bay in Sydney Australia.
There were many people to visit and connect with on this beautiful sunny Sunday in late July.


Anne de Broglio talking with Sister Esmey Hersovitch, rscj, at Kincoppal Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia


ARGENTINA

National President: HELENA BELLO

BOLETÍN  INFORMATIVO
ARGENTINA 2018

Después de muchos años de trabajo, esfuerzo y dedicación hemos logrado la construcción de nuestro edificio CASA DE MATER dedicado a residencia para señoras mayores.
Está muy bien administrado por la hija de una ex alumna especialista en ese tema. Tienen diariamente atención médica, enfermeras profesionales, kinesiología, talleres de creatividad  y escritura,
memoria, cocina, musicoterapia, donde participan no sólo ellas sino también los miembros de su familia que lo deseen, todas las comidas servidas en un ambiente muy agradable y una vez por
semana peluquería, manicura y pedicura. Nuestra contribución como ex alumnas se centra en la espiritualidad, una vez por semana el Padre José Ignacio Ferro, celebra la Misa y también contamos
con ex alumnas que vienen durante la semana, por la tarde, a rezar el rosario y tener un momento de charla con quienes lo necesiten. El canon locativo que recibimos en concepto de alquiler del edificio,
y las generosas cuotas de nuestras socias, nos han permitido ampliar la obra que llevamos a cabo durante el año, dentro de la Asociación de ex alumnas, referidas a:

INFANCIA, EDUCACIÓN, TERCERA EDAD, APOSTOLADO

Hospital de Pediatría PEDRO DE ELIZALDE (CASA CUNA) Contribución mensual, hace más de 50 años.
Hermana MAGDALENA SOFÍA KISSNER rscj, Escuela ANGEL DE LA GUARDA, materiales escolares.
COLEGIO SAGRADO CORAZÓN de Villa Jardín. Ayuda a los alumnos que terminan el colegio para que puedan realizar su viaje de Egresados.
Fundación UNIENDO CAMINOS, becas anuales para solventar estudios secundarios, terciarios y universitarios de adolescentes y jóvenes, que viven en barrios carenciados.
Ayudamos al “HOGAR SAN JOSÉ” que alberga y da de comer diariamente a hombres en situación de calle.
SEMINARIO METROPOLITANO DE VILLA DEVOTO. Otorgamos una beca para un seminarista de bajos recursos.
FUNDACIÓN “VIVIENDA DIGNA SAGRADA FAMILIA” – San Isidro – Construcción de Casas - Microcréditos – Proyectos, para gente en condiciones socio-económicas muy precarias.
AYUDA MUTUA, dirigida a las socias que están pasando un mal momento económico o de salud. Una ex alumna “Asistente Social” se encarga de evaluar cada caso.
DONACIÓN A LA FUNDACIÓN CONIN, cuya misión es erradicar la desnutrición infantil en la Argentina.
DONACIÓN de frazadas a la FUNDACIÓN SÍ, que se dedica a socorrer a gente en situación de calle, entre otras cosas.

Algunas de estas obras han sido creadas por ex alumnas que también trabajan en ellas.

También celebramos nuestras Misas de Primeros Viernes, precedidas por una charla a cargo del Padre José Ignacio Ferro, siempre sobre algún tema de actualidad.
Este año se puso especial énfasis en el tema del aborto ya que en Argentina estábamos pasando un momento complicado con eso.
Las festividades de Santa Magdalena Sofía, Sagrado Corazón, Mater y la Inmaculada Concepción.

En nuestro centro de formación permanente desarrollamos dos talleres, uno a cargo del Lic.
Gonzalo Berzosa Zaballos, Psicólogo, Director del Instituto de Gerontología de Madrid - Director del Master en
Gerontología Educativa y Social de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Siempre que viene a Argentina nos visita regalándonos
su sabiduría; esta vez el tema fue “COMO CONTROLAR LOS PENSAMIENTOS NEGATIVOS PARA SEGUIR MOTIVADOS”.
El otro taller que realizamos estuvo a cargo del Lic. César Gaibisso, hijo de ex alumna, y se desarrolló a lo largo de 6 encuentros.
El tema fue “LA ESPIRITUALIDAD DEL CAMINO AL CORAZÓN” - “BAJA PRONTO”  (El encuentro de Jesús con Zaqueo).
Objetivos del Taller:
Comenzar el Camino al Corazón y decidirnos a amar, como Jesús nos enseña.
Centrar nuestra mirada en la primera etapa del Camino al Corazón: DECIDIÉNDONOS a renovar nuestra opción por Cristo.
Iniciar un proceso de interioridad, autoconocimiento y oración ¿Quién soy? - Yo siento - Yo pienso - Yo hago

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Jodie Hannaman Thorne,
AASH President

LETTER FROM THE AASH PRESIDENT
Dear AMASC,

The dog days of summer are finally ending and I am definitely ready - both for the respite from the heat and because our Regional meetings are just around the corner. I invite you to join us November 17-1,8 at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Saint Charles, Missouri. (Arrive St. Louis’ Lambert Airport, 15 minutes from ASH.) All four AASH Regions will join for a wonderful program Saturday, including a special presentation by Connie Scolari on the special friendship between Sophie and Philippine. On Sunday, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Philippine - and mark the official close of the Bicentennial year - by attending the new Philippine Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. How amazing for us to celebrate together as the living example of St. Philippine Duchesne’s extraordinary legacy! Please visit the AASH website www.aash.org for more details and to register for this event.
To continue on the subject of celebration and gathering together, I want to update you on the 2019 AASH National Conference. I am excited to tell you that Sr. Melanie Guste, RSCJ, head of school at The Rosary, graciously volunteered to host AASH the weekend of April 27, 2019, in New Orleans! All “official” events will be held at the school. New Orleans is a city with lots of sights, food and fun to be had, so please join us in April!

As summer ends, and the school year begins, I reflect on my days as a student at Duchesne Houston. Who knew when my parents enrolled me 38 years ago, that the Sacred Heart would continue to be such an important part of my life today? I often say that my Sacred Heart education is the gift that keeps on giving - to me, my family, my friends and hopefully, to my community. I am joyfully passing along this gift to the next generation. My son, Cooper, started 5th grade in August at Regis School of the Sacred Heart. I look forward to reliving some of my wonderful memories through his eyes. I encourage each of you to take a moment to reflect on the gift of your Sacred Heart education. I hope it brings you as much joy as it brings me! As always, you may reach me at President@aash.org.
Looking forward to seeing you in November!
With heart,
Jodie

Jodie

Jodie Hannaman Thorne, AASH President



UGANDA - UASHA
Rosemary Ssembajjwe - President Emeritus

 

UASHA GETS A NEW EXECUTIVE
As the saying goes, “Everything that has a beginning comes to an end”, finally the term of the first executive of the Uganda Association of the Sacred Heart Alumnae (UASHA) came to an end. On Saturday, 20th June 2018 the alumnae assembled for their Fourth Annual General Meeting at the National Theatre and part of the Agenda was to elect new office bearers.
The old executive headed by Rosemary Ssembajjwe, served for a four years term from 2014 to June 2018. Members commended the outgoing executive for the achievements registered in a period of only four years. Notably, Registration of the association, affiliation of the association to AMASC, arranging school visits to two schools, holding of four successful AGMs, attendance of two AMASC congresses among others.
The new executive is to be headed by the new president Mrs Betty Ogiel Lubanga. Betty Ogiel was the General Secretary of UASHA in the outgoing executive. She attended two Sacred Heart schools: Kangole SS and Kalungu GTC. She is to be deputised by Josephine Nakakeeto an alumna from Kalungu GTC. Sr Noeline Namusisi rscj was selected to be the overall coordinator, replacing Sr Elizabeth Nakayiza rscj.


Miss Tourism Elma in a photo with UASHA Members         Executive members of   UASHA 2014-2017 received Certificates of Merit from the Provincial Sr Annet Nankusu rscj

The new provincial Uganda/Kenya Province, Sr Annet Nankusu rscj commended the outgoing executive for a job well done. She urged the new team to continue from where their predecessors had stopped.
She entrusted them and all alumnae to the patronage of St Madeleine Sophie our role model.
The new President of UASHA Betty Ogiel, in her maiden speech, thanked all members for the trust vested in the new team and pledged that working together UASHA will be taken to higher heights.
Special tribute was given to individuals who have supported UASHA right from infancy: Hermine – van Asten- Wennekers, Sr Irene Cullen rscj, Sr Hilda Bamwine rscj the outgoing Provincial and Sr Elizabeth Nakayiza rscj the outgoing coordinator; Pam Snyder and Marisa Moreno both presidents of AMASC emeritus. Special recognition was given to the three honourable members of parliament who are members of UASHA that attended: Hon Janet Akorimoe, Hon Esther Anyakun and Hon. Robinah Ssentongo.


The rscjs took the lead to bless the new executive , UASHA new executive 3rd from the right is Betty Ogiel the new President.
The Provincial Uganda/Kenya Province, Sr Annet Nankusu rscj awarded Certificates of Merit to the outgoing executive members. Members were informed of the candidature of Rosemary Ssembajjwe , the outgoing president UASHA, for the position of Africa Region coordinator on the forthcoming AMASC Board. Rosemary thanked her former executive and all that enabled UASHA to be what it is today. She welcomed the new team and pledged to offer support where possible.

CUBA IN EXILE
SACRED HEART OF JESUS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION: CUBA IN EXILE

Our Association held three meetings last year where we gathered in camaraderie, sharing stories of the present and the past, and united in loving sisterhood.  Past November around 200 alumnae from different parts of the world who attended schools in Cuba, met at the Hojas de Otono Annual Fund Raising Luncheon where almost $14,000 were donated to the nuns in Cuba and Puerto Rico.  As our President, Dolores Kindelan mentioned in our annual publication, the Hojita that is sent to around 600 Cuban Alumnae disseminated around the world; it was like Jesus’ multiplication of the 5 loaves of bread and 3 fish.  In addition for 6 consecutive years, the class of “61 continues to build one house in Santo Domingo for the neediest family.

Our publication keeps the Cuban Alumnae linked around the world in addition to our events at Carrollton where we were warmly hosted in March for a Day of Reflection.  Father Ernesto Travieso led the talks for Lent Preparation and encouraging the participants for active service in our communities.

In May, the Feast of Sophie was celebrated with a Mass and a luncheon.  Mater Admirabilis Day will take place in October at Carrollton.  Despite the aging of our Cuban Community, we keep active with our families, volunteer work and carrying the spirit of the Sacred Heart not only in our local Association, but also participating in our National Organization, AASH, as well as our World Organization, AMASC…always IN ONE HEART!     


JASH(Japan Alumnae Association of the Sacred Heart)
NEWSLETTER

Naoko Murakami (National President)

Reported by Itsuko Nakagome(Vice President)

 

 

In April 2018, Naoko Murakami succeeded Yoko Nakayama as the new President of JASH.
The first theme that the new president has taken on is to have all the members of the Sacred Heart alumnae in Japan know about the significance of JASH and its various activities. In order to respond to the former president Yoko Nakayama’s hope for JASH to regenerate and become youthful, the new officers of JASH will continue to communicate with the members of JASH, especially the young, so that they may participate in its activities.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

About 30 members of JASH participated in the 16th AMASC World Congress, Mexico held in February in Mérida. 

AMASC World Congress, which is held once every 4 years, is, like the Olympic ceremony, a significant occasion of faith and prayer and an opportunity to deepen ties with members throughout the world.

Participants were most happy that 28 RSCJ sisters from all over the world were able to participate.

At the 32nd JASH Day on March 16, the Study GrAt the 32nd JASH Day on March 16, the Study Group translated and introduced the daily calendar “The Wisdom of Madeleine Sophie” (published by the United States-Canada Province) to be placed in every middle and high school classroom and the teachers’ room. oup translated and introduced the daily calendar “The Wisdom of Madeleine Sophie” (published by the United States-Canada Province) to be placed in every middle and high school classroom and the teachers’ room.

Currently we are preparing for the ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the journey of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne to America to be held on November 18.

 

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