Religion: Sacred Heart History

Just as the Society of Jesus, famed for its urbane, astute fathers, is one of the most useful male orders of the Roman Catholic Church, so the Society of the Sacred Heart, with its dozens of well-run schools and colleges which attract Protestants as well as Catholics, is outstanding among orders on the distaff side. The French woman who founded the order in 1800, Madeleine Sophie Barat, was sainted in 1925. Her resourceful and impetuous colleague, Philippine Rose Duchesne, who founded the order in the New World in 1818, lies buried in front of...

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