Sacred Heart Response to Racism

Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Our shared mission as Sacred Heart Educators disallows inaction in the face of grave injustice. Each of us is created in the image of God, brothers and sisters, united and equal in God's eyes. Rooted in teh conviction that we are all one in the heart of Christ, we share with you the letter from The Society of the Sacred Heart US - Canada Province. 

Let us continue to pray for the courage and confidence to an end to all forms of violence, and work for justice for all. 

Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Head of Conference
Statement on Racism

The Society of the Sacred Heart in the United States and Canada strongly condemns the gross violation of human dignity that we, along with millions of others, witnessed in the video of George Floyd's last minutes. We are outraged at yet another killing of an unarmed African-Americanman, and stand in solidarity with all people of color who are at risk of violence in our country. We also call for a quick and fair legal process to ensure accountability and justice. 

Each of us is created in the image of God, brothers and sisters, united and equal in God's eyes. The reality is that people of color in the United States are living every day with what all of us watched in the George Floyd video. We pledge to raise our voice in opposition to acts of racial discrimination and to fight tirelessly against the sin of racism. 

We stand with the U.S. bishops' pastoral, Open Wide Our Hearts, in calling for a "genuine conversion of heart, a conversion that will compel change, and the reform of our institutions and society." 


Donna Collins, RSCJ; Maureen Glavin, RSCJ; Sheila Hammond, RSCJ; Mary Theresa Moser, RSCJ; Diane Roche, RSCJ

The Society of the Sacred Heart - United States - Canada 
4120 Forest Park Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63108-2885
(314) 652-1500
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.