Spirituality of the Heart of Jesus
Our life project is rooted in the Ignatian tradition of the Heart of Jesus. Therefore, we are members of the Cor Unum Family. The SVECJ invites its members, engaged in the heart of the world, to a search for a contemplative and active evangelical life.
We are baptised men and women. Present on all continents, in the diversity of our cultures and states of life, we are united by the same desire to follow :
Jesus as closely as possible, giving God the total gift of all their being, in the midst of the world, in humble service to every person. Discover our life project
Our life project
Together, with the help of our Jesus Project, we seek evangelical perfection. We are also inspired by the spirit of theInstitute of the Priests of the Heart of Jesus:
We desire nothing but that which can bring us closer to the life of Jesus Christ conversing with men. Pierre de Clorivière
As members of the Church-Body of Christ, we are concerned to build communion in a critical and inventive fraternity. We seek to place ourselves in the midst of our fellow human beings as humble companions. Through our lives, we are concerned to give an account of the hope that dwells in us without shyness or ostentation.
Contemplative in action
Contemplation of the Heart of Christ is our model. It introduces us to the place where he remains united to his Father and to the Spirit, as to all people. This love heals our wounds and our fears. It transfigures our poverty and weaknesses into a place of revelation of his tenderness. It opens us to true compassion.
Principle and Foundation
Man is created to praise, revere and serve God our Lord
and thereby save his soul, and the other things on the face of the earth are created for man and to help him in the pursuit of the end for which he is created. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises no. 23
In our world money is an instrument of power. Therefore, we commit ourselves commit ourselves to make our goods and our time a service for justice and justice and sharing. We are committed to greater social justice and to and a sound management of collective wealth.
We are called to make a commitment in response to the Lord’s gift, a gift of ourselves, total and without return, to follow him in all circumstances. Commitment to the Society roots each of us more deeply in the grace of baptism and confirmation. It is part of the dynamism of the sacraments received. This commitment makes us a sign of a Church based on the equality of its members. This Life Project of the SVE expresses our desire to follow Christ more closely along a path that has been clarified and deepened by our experience over the past thirty years.