Roots that Give Us Wings

June 21-24, 2021
St. Charles, MO
Roots That Give Us Wings is a program held annually in June for those new (or relatively new) to Sacred Heart education.  
Focusing on the vision and charisms of our founding mothers, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, educators spend three days in St. Charles, Missouri, home to the first Sacred Heart school in North America and the location of the Shrine of Philippine Duchesne.  Through presentations and conversation, dialogue and reflection, and time for contemplation and relationship building, participants come to understand Sacred Heart education’s foundational principles, educational philosophy and pedagogical practices.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.