Roots is a program for new(ish) members of your school community to introduce them to our Founding Mothers (Sophie and Philippine) and the history, traditions, spirituality, and pedagogy of Sacred Heart education. This is an excellent orientation opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators and a time to connect with the broader Network of Sacred Heart Schools in Canada and the United States.
Time is spent at the first school founded by Philippine and two of her homes in the Saint Louis area. A highlight of the gathering is a reception and dinner with the Saint Louis RSCJ at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. The program concludes with a commissioning of the participants by Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, Provincial of the USC Province.
Dates: Sunday, June 21st - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
Housing: Embassy Suites, Saint Charles Convention Center, Two Convention Center Plaza, Saint Charles, MO. It is convenient to historic downtown Saint Charles and there is a free shuttle and trolley service. Attendees have the option of single or double rooms at the same cost per person. The hotel underwent significant renovations and upgrades in winter – spring 2018.
The Network Office will make all hotel reservations for attendees.
Travel Planning: The hotel is a 10 – 15 minute ride from the airport. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are all available as are rental car facilities. You are responsible to get to the hotel from the airport, but all other transportation will be provided including a bus to the airport at the end of the program.
$200 program fee + $150 (plus taxes) per night hotel charge Registration: Click here
for the tentative schedule. Silent Retreat Option:
Several members of Sophie's Well, an RSCJ spiritual retreat ministry, are involved directing a silent retreat in the days before Roots. They invite you to spend one or more days in silent retreat - more information is available here. Questions:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stephanie Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sandy Ahlheim (email@example.com).