We have an End: The glory of the Heart of Jesus.A Mission: To Discover and make known the Love of His Heart.A spirituality: to be United and conformed to the Heart of Jesus. A Service in the Church and in the world of today: Transformative Education with a Preferential Love for the poor.
Sr. Pratibha Pinto RSCJ

3. April, 2013VocationsNo comments


It was during my teenage years, when one usually thinks big and has dreams for the future that I became aware of the urge to give the whole of myself to God. After reading different books, I had secretly decided that I wanted to do something difficult – something that would really cost – and in my mind this took concrete shape in joining a Congregation that was either fully contemplative or fully given to village work.

When I went to Sophia College, I liked the Sisters –in fact some of them were my friends but there was no inclination to join them as I did not like teaching. And also the Society of the Sacred Heart seemed to me to be a semi contemplative Congregation. In my first fervor, I wanted nothing that was “semi” anything !

When the moment came for decision-making, however, many other things became clear. The life religious is one lived with God – and for others – giving his love to others. Whether one works in a village or as a teacher, or gets ups at mid night to pray ( as I thought fully contemplatives do ! ) matters little. With this realization I saw also that God was calling me to the Society of the Sacred Heart where I had experience love and concern.

Today, as I look back over my sixteen years in the Society, I am aware of the deep joy that I have experienced in being fully possessed by God – and “at home” with His people wherever I have worked. I am, off course, especially happy that I have been able to spend eleven of these sixteen years in the rural areas. I feel that God is calling me today to live and work for those who are marginalized in Society, those who have to fight against odds that the better-off in the world would never dream of. There is in this life with the poor a thrill that comes from being able to give of one’s best as well as received from them new types of challenge and inspiration.

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