Founded in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the Society of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic religious congregation for women. The U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart is part of an international community of more than 2,500 women religious, organized into provinces. Now in 41 countries, members of the Society are known as Religious of the Sacred Heart - or RSCJ, for Religieuses du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus, the name in French.
Organizational Mission: The mission of every Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) is to “glorify the Heart of Jesus” – “We answer His call to discover and reveal His love by letting ourselves be transformed by His spirit so as to live united and conformed to Him through our love and service.” (1982 Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart).
The mission of Oakwood is both to serve the retired and elderly sisters, who need health care with quality service, and at the same time, the ability to continue living their community life including prayer/contemplation and engagement in ministry as far as possible.
Oakwood represents one community among hundreds of other communities of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. – less