Yesterday, as social media began to fill with articles and images of St Madeleine Sophie Barat, whose feast is today, RSCJ in Mexico posted a link to a video about her. The text accompanying the link said:
En este tiempo con tantos retos, le pedimos su espíritu, su visión de futuro, su esperanza en el potencial de la educación, su capacidad de centrarse en lo esencial: el Corazón de Jesús.
At this time filled with so many challenges, we pray for her spirit, her vision, her hope in the potential of education, her capacity to centre herself in the essential: the Heart of Jesus.
This Heart was the essential, the 'one thing necessary', and in this Sophie was completely and utterly centred, single-mindedly and wholeheartedly, throughout her life. May her prayers and example help us too, to be wholly centred in the essential, in the Heart of Jesus, that he may truly be the source and centre of everything we are and do.