In brief

In brief…

SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

The universal Church will celebrate the “Feast of the Heart of Jesus” on 11 June, a feast that commemorates the Divine Mercy, to which the Family of the Sacred Heart cannot remain insensitive. The Spiritual Advisor of AMASC offers you a meditation on this subject. Since 2002, this feast is also a day of prayer for the sanctification of priests.

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ELECTION OF RHONDA MEEGAN AS AASH PRESIDENT

At its national conference from 22 to 25 April 2021, which took place by zoom, our friend Rhonda Meeghan, member of the AMASC Board of Directors, was elected as President of the American association for a 2-year term. AASH has over 40,000 alumni in 46 associations. Each year, nearly 1300 students graduate from the network of 24 schools in North America (including 2 in Canada).

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THIRD MEETING OF EUROPEAN ALUMNI IN TOURS (FRANCE)

After a first cancellation due to the pandemic last year, the French association (UFASC) invites all the European alumni to meet in Tours from 6 to 9 October.

On the programme of this 3rd European meeting, which follows on from the one in Madrid (2016) and Vienna (2013), in addition to the usual exchanges between associations: the discovery of many treasures of Touraine: the castles of Chenonceau, Amboise and Villandry, as well as the abbeys of Saint-Martin and Fontevrault.

It is possible to register directly on the UFASC website: http://ufasc.fr

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A SPANISH ALUMNA DECLARED VENERABLE

On 24 April 2021, Pope Francis declared the Spaniard Amparo Portilla Crespo (1925-1996), a former student of the Sacred Heart of Godella, venerable.

She was an exemplary wife and mother of a large family (11 children), very devout, a tireless worker, always joyful and generous, who showed a special predilection for the most vulnerable, the poor and the sick from a very young age. She defended those who were far from God, emphasising their qualities and excusing their faults, without accepting sin.

Amparo Portilla Crespo was and remains a model Christian woman in the midst of the world.

For more information on the life of the new Venerable: www.amparoportilla.org