Esprit de Coeur is published biannually by the Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart for all alumnae/i of Sacred Heart Schools in the U.S. and Western Canada. It includes features on alum news, conferences and other events, Sacred Heart authors, news from AMASC, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and RSCJ.

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Esprit de Coeur (Fall 2016)

Esprit de Coeur (Fall 2016)

For two weeks in August Sacred Heart alums all over the world were transfixed by the Olympics. Along with cheering for favorite athletes or countries, we collectively rooted for an unofficial team, our Sacred Heart Olympians. Nine alumnae from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia participated this year and it was exciting to cheer for them, knowing that we share a connection – our Sacred Heart education!

Esprit de Coeur (Spring 2016)

Esprit de Coeur (Spring 2016)

When Jane Musabeyezu and Micaela Kelly English met at Barat College, little did they know what an impact they would have on each other’s lives. It was 1998 and Jane had recently moved to the U.S. from Rwanda.

“We took some classes together and ended up in a sociology study group,” recalls Jane. “Barat is a tiny school, so everybody knows everybody. For four years, it was my home.”

Esprit de Coeur (Winter 2013)

Esprit de Coeur (Winter 2013)

One of the first companions of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat was another French woman named Philippine Duchesne, the Society’s pioneer missionary. In 1818, she started the first Sacred Heart School in America in the frontier village of St. Charles, Missouri. The year 1881 marked the opening of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Omaha...

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