About our Logo

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The logo of the Sacred Heart of Jesus above, currently used by the Society of the Sacred Heart and Sacred Heart Schools across the globe, was originally designed for an international meeting of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1988. The design is by Oonah Ryan, RSCJ. The logo, so simple and yet expressive of the Society’s spirituality, was embraced by the delegates and has been used and adapted by communities, schools, and other institutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart ever since.
 
The heart represents our hearts, the Society of the Sacred Heart, and the Heart of Jesus. Its openness calls us to be as vulnerable, transparent and welcoming as Jesus is. It is the shape of a ribbon to remind us that communication among us is an essential part of our heritage and essential to our survival. 
 
We are called to be open, to embrace, and to treasure each other. 
 
At the opening of the heart is a three-dimensional cross. The cross is placed at the opening of the heart because, if we are as open as the world and Jesus calls us to be, we will suffer. Without the willingness to suffer, we cannot enter the hearts of each other, cannot be open to the world, or enter the Heart of Jesus.