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Mission Corner

Welcome to our Mission Corner!
S. Jean Amore, CSJ, Ed.D., Principal and Vice President for Mission and Academics at Sacred Heart Academy, will share thoughts and updates on the Mission of the schools of the Sisters of St. Joseph and other important Church and world issues.  Visitors are invited to read, reflect and join us in prayer. 

Come, Holy Spirit,Come

As we ponder the Scriptures for inspiration and guidance, we notice that Jesus does not provide answers to all our questions or a detailed plan for facing what is happening in our lives. Rather, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit who is the Love, the Power, the Breath and the Creative Energy of God is with us. 
The work of God's spirit dwelling in us helps us stay in relationships and build connections. The Spirit warms, softens, mends and renews all the broken, cold places - in us, between us and among us. Invisible but powerful, willing to be anonymous, the Spirit does not care who gets the credit for the wind blowing from nowhere, the living water we take for granted, or the bush that always burns and is never consumed. (Richard Rohr's Daily Meditations)
Listen deeply to subtle nudges of the Holy Spirit; then act on them. (Maxim 15, Sisters of St. Joseph)
Be at peace with your path. Embrace change when the Spirit prompts. (Maxim 62, Sisters of St. Joseph)
Freely embrace undertakings of great love when God’s Spirit prods you. (Maxim 91, Sisters of St. Joseph)
So let us live with the confidence and conviction that the Spirit of God who has brought us this far is always ahead of us, calling us forward and offering us what we need. We ask the Spirit for:
Wonder and Amazement at God’s faithful, steady, unconditional love for us all the moments and days of our lives
Compassion when in the presence of those who are suffering or when we hear of people in need and abandoned
Deep Peace and Calm when we are in the midst of turmoil, worry and unrest
Council and Decisiveness when facing emergencies
Right Judgment when facing uncertainty and difficult decisions
Patience and Understanding when tempted to jump to judgment
Courage in conflictual situations to risk speaking the truth with love
Trust and Confidence that God is with us as God beckons us forward in ways unknown
 Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with your Spirit that we may do our part
in transforming our world into the reign of God
a place of peace, joy and fullness of life for every person and all God’s creation.