On Monday 18th June we said bienvenue, Isten hozott and witamy to the European novices from France, Hungary and Poland, as they arrived to spend the week at Barat House. The focus of this session was education, with input from Margaret Wilson RSCJ and our Network Co-ordinator Hilary Thompson.
As well as celebrating Mass each day with the Duchesne House community and spending time sharing with the sisters, they were able to visit the Sacred Heart Primary School across the road. Here they were able to join one of the classes as they prayed about the environment and each promised to make a personal effort. Throughout the visit they saw the school's strong Sacred Heart ethos and the passion for education shown by its leaders and staff. And, of course, as they were in London, they also enjoyed some leisure time, visiting various landmarks.
We hope the novices learned and gained a great deal from their time here, which will feed into their formation and their future lives and mission.