About the Society of the Sacred Heart:
The Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province, is part of an international congregation of Catholic women religious. Founded in France in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the Society has more than 2200 members in 41 countries, engaged in a wide variety of educational ministries. Our mission is to discover and make known the love of the heart of Christ in the world.
Our Corporate Stance against the death penalty:
We, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of the United States Province, committed to the mission of incarnating God’s love, join all people of conscience throughout the world, religious congregations of women and men, the Bishops of the U.S., and Pope John Paul II, to declare our opposition to the use of the death penalty.