Foundation of the Institute November, 14 1880

Foundation of the Institute November, 14 1880

On November 14, 1880, the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was born. Thus we read in the Memoirs of the MSC Institute:“In this township of Codogno the Lord was arranging a small group of virgins, gathered around Rev. Mother Francesca Saverio Cabrini who, full of zeal, felt moved by…

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Mother Cabrini, an example of apostolic activity and contemplation

Mother Cabrini, an example of apostolic activity and contemplation

The Feast Day of St. Frances Xavier CabriniPatroness of ImmigrantsNovember 13, 2021 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, proclaimed a saint in 1946 and Patron Saint of Immigrants in 1950, is best known for her extraordinary apostolic activity in the United States and South America in the service of Italian emigrants to whom she was sent in…

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Happy Mother Cabrini Feast Day!

Happy Mother Cabrini Feast Day!

We propose an article written some years ago by Sister Maria Barbagallo, MSC Former General Superior, about the Beatification of Mother Cabrini, November 13th 1938. Below you can find some initiatives organised in our Cabrinian World for this important Feast day. On 13th November 1938 Francesca Saverio Cabrini was proclaimed Blessedby Sister Maria Barbagallo In…

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A poem by an Afghan refugee

A poem by an Afghan refugee

After the new wave of emergency and suffering in Afghanistan, many were forced to make drastic decisions to seek safety and protect their families. In this poem, a young refugee shares the joys of her past, the sorrows of her present, and the uncertainty of her future. I wish to go back to the past,…

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Cabrini Lay Missionaries Africa

Cabrini Lay Missionaries Africa

On 16 October, a second meeting was held for prospective CLMs in Africa. Five people were in person in Dubbo – Kidane, Birkinesh, Teresa, and Tilahun and his wife Maria; this was the first meeting that Maria (photo) was able to attend. Linder, from Cameroon, was also able to join the meeting via Zoom.We started…

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Pope Francis tells COP26 to show ‘political will,’ not defer action on climate change

Pope Francis tells COP26 to show ‘political will,’ not defer action on climate change

On October 31st the United Nations climate change summit, COP26, was held in Glasgow, Scotland.The two-week (10/31 – 11/12) has long been billed as a critical checkpoint in the global effort to limit theplanet’s warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times – a key threshold to avoid the mostdevastating impacts of climate change.Scientists have…

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Sharing Experience – Uganda Mission Visit

Sharing Experience – Uganda Mission Visit

Recently, I was asked to visit our sisters in the mission of Uganda; to be a support for the community as Sr. Albertina and Sr. Gloria were both in Brazil at the time. Sr. Addise remained in Dzaipi with Sr. Joseane and Sr. Martha who were both relatively new to the country & mission.This was…

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Second formation meeting in Curia on Saint Joseph and Dante Alighieri

Second formation meeting in Curia on Saint Joseph and Dante Alighieri

On October 21 the second formation meeting dedicated to St. Joseph was held at the Curia in Rome.Sister Maria Regina Canale MSC General Assistant, accompanied us on an ever deeper and more surprising discovery of the patron saint of the Universal Church. In the history of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St….

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Borghetto Lodigiano on October 15 and 16

Borghetto Lodigiano on October 15 and 16

On October 15 and 16, Sister Maria Regina, Assistant General, participated in two important days for our Institute in Borghetto Lodigiano.On the first day there was a Eucharistic celebration in the parish of Borghetto, the church of San Bartolomeo, in the presence of the mayor Dr. Giovanna Gargioni, the civil authorities and the director of…

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Healthy roots for healthy branches and leaves

Healthy roots for healthy branches and leaves

A friend has recently completed her PhD on the expression of charism in a lay-led Jesuit social services organisation.  She used the image of a tree, where the health of the roots directly affects the health of the branches and leaves, to illustrate how the understanding and expression of charism impacts the experience of the organisation,…

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WE CANNOT DISCARD WHAT WE HAVE “SEEN AND HEARD” 

WE CANNOT DISCARD WHAT WE HAVE “SEEN AND HEARD” 

We MISSIONARIES are the presence of God among the people; we are, therefore, the creators of the “ever greater WE” of which Pope Francis speaks in his Message for the 107th World Migrants and Refugees Day 2021. Christ died and rose again so that all may be ONE (cf. Jn 17:21). In the present time when we are in the…

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