Transformation seems a fitting theme for our presence at the United Nations (UN) as we begin our 12th year – a year that has been marked already by two important recent changes. That the Society of the Sacred Heart was granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN during the summer, might be new to some yet old news for others, but truth is that our presence at the UN will, from now on, need to include participation from our members. So get ready. Our website gives detailed information about what our new status means. The second change has to do with the relocation of the office; please note our new contact information at the end of this Newsletter.
Finally, a heart-felt thank-you from your NGO representative for your patience during my absence. The sabbatical was a blessing in many ways, renewing and re-energizing. May the blessings of peace be with each one of you during this Advent and Christmas season, and throughout the new year.