During this Thanksgiving season, we’d love to hear your thoughts about your Academy education. Whether it is gratitude for a favorite teacher or lesson learned, the spark for a love of literature of an aptitude for science, the friendships you made or the value you appreciate later in life. Thank you!


We invite you to submit nominations of alumnae/alumni who, in your estimation, would be worthy recipients of this award.  The deadline for entries for the 2019 award is January 31, 2019. Voting (by the ACC) will take place prior to the Congé Reunion on June 8, when the award will be presented.

To nominate an alumnus/alumna, click here.


Spirit seeking light and beauty, heart that longest for they rest, Soul that asketh understanding, only thus can ye be blest. Thro’ the vastness of creation tho’ your restless thought may roam. God is all that you can long for, God is all his creatures’ home. — Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ


What a great night sharing Sacred Heart spirit with our alums on June 9! More than 100 alums and guests attended our annual gathering to recognize reunion classes, renew connections and share Sacred Heart camaraderie.

The recognition program followed Mass in the Shrine and we were happy to honor members from the Classes of  2008, 1978, 1973, 1968 and 1958. During this special year, the Philippine Duchesne Award was presented to two alumnae: Laura Mullen Haroian ’76 and Marcia Baronovic Renken ’72 (8th). To read their tributes, click here. In addition, outgoing Alumni Association president Charla Niccoli Dziedzic ’75 was recognized and new president Julie Tierney Vetter ’85 was introduced.