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Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SSCC)
Ireland-England Province
Safeguarding Children

NOTIFICATION  OF  UPCOMING  AUDIT
 

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has been invited by the Ireland England Province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (SSCC) to audit their child safeguarding practices and procedures.   This audit will take place on the 14th & 15th of October 2014.
 
In preparation for this audit, the Congregation would like to invite any member of the public with any child safeguarding concerns, related to the Congregation or any of its members, to contact the office of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (00- 353- (0)1-5053124) or Dr Johanna Merry (00-353- 087-2573450), who is the SSCC Designated Liaison Person for Safeguarding for the Ireland England Province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts or the local civil authorities in your area: the Gardai/PSNI/NHS/HSE.  Thank you.

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Welcome to our website which aims to bring together the three branches of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary (sscc), working in both Ireland and England. Our province/sector is part of a worldwide congregation consisting of priests, brothers, sisters and lay associates. 

Not to be confused with other congregations of a similar name, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (plural) was founded in 1800 in Paris, France. Its charism is based on God's unconditional love for every human being, symbolised in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and echoed in the heart of Mary his mother.

In the Irish English Province we have communities in London, Dublin and the borders areas of Cavan/Monaghan involved in pastoral apostolates including parishes, schools, hospice and retreat work. Our sscc sisters are part of a Northern European sector or region and also have connections with France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Damien smallOne of the best known members of our Congregation is St Damien, known as the leper priest of Molokai who selflessly gave his life to working with the outcasts of his time. He was canonised by Pope Benedict in 2009.  His co-worker, a Franciscan sister named Sr Marianne Cope, was canonised by Pope Benedict in October 2012. 

Today the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts continues to contemplate live and proclaim God's compassionate love in today's society.

January 23rd is the Feastday of Saint Marianne Cope:   Many people know about St. Damien of Molokai, but fewer know about his co-worker in the Hawaiian leper colonies. St. Marianne Cope, pray for us!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Cope
 Pope Francis 1

 The Holy Fathers prayer intentions for September:

  • General:          “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”.
  • Missionary:     “That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering”.


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