ST. ANN CHURCH | WINDWARD, O'AHU
ST. ANN CHURCH | WINDWARD, O'AHU
The Congregation of the SSCC is today present in 33 countries. Our evangelizing mission can be carried out in all cultures, in keeping with the initial intuition of our Founder, who saw us as “a group of missionaries who would spread the Gospel everywhere”. This universality of our mission normally includes the implantation of our Congre
The Congregation of the SSCC is today present in 33 countries. Our evangelizing mission can be carried out in all cultures, in keeping with the initial intuition of our Founder, who saw us as “a group of missionaries who would spread the Gospel everywhere”. This universality of our mission normally includes the implantation of our Congregation in the places where we serve and openness to accepting local vocations.
The whole Congregation is divided into Provinces throughout the world. The brothers that serve in Saint Ann belong to the Province of the USA. Each Province has their own seminarians. But for the USA Province, we currently have 13 young men training in Fiji to become SSCC Priests.
If any one of you feels called to share God's love with all people through the hearts of Jesus and Mary and has a deep desire to bring healing and reparation to our wounded world, please don't hesitate to contact Fr. Patrick Tukidia SS.CC.
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Phone: 808 2473092 EXT 113
"The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is the order of Religious Brothers and Priests that has been serving in our parish at Saint Ann for more than 180 years. The Congregation was founded on Christmas Eve, 1800 when Pierre Coudrin and Henriette Aymer de Chevalerie pronounced their vows. It grew from their experiences during the French Revolution, time of suffering and turmoil. Through that experience, our founders a shared vision of a community of men and women spreading the message of God's unconditional love."
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Our Mission, which has its origin in our consecration to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is to contemplate, live, and announce the love of God made flesh in the heart of Jesus.
To make the Kingdom of God present, we seek the transformation of the human heart and we endeavor to be agents of communion in the world. We work for a just and reconciled society. We are available to the needs and demands of the Church wherever we are sent
"Adoration in the Congregation" emphasizes the significance of adoration, rooted in the teachings from the Founders. Adoration is more than just recognizing God's greatness; it's a moment of intimate conversation with Jesus, especially when he is present in the Eucharist. This act becomes a reflection on God's immense love and our response to it. Adorers offer themselves before the Tabernacle, symbolizing Christ's presence from the Last Supper. This act is both a recognition of our total dependence on God and an alignment with the sacrifices and teachings of Jesus. Adoration connects worshippers to the suffering of Jesus on the Cross, encouraging them to meditate on the world's pain and stand in solidarity with the afflicted. Additionally, it is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection, urging worshippers to seek the power of the Resurrected Lord to embody His teachings and spread His love.
The essence of reparative spirituality, both historically and today, revolves around understanding the depth of God's love and the pain caused by humanity's rejection of that love. Historically, the founders of the Sacred Hearts community emphasized reparation through Eucharistic adoration and evangelizing ministry. Their perspective stemmed from the religious atmosphere of France, which saw widespread disdain and neglect of God's love. Fast forward to today, reparative spirituality, as outlined in modern constitutions, resonates with the idea of identifying with Jesus, understanding the forces of evil, and actively working against them. Sin, by opposing God's immense love, disrupts His divine plan for the world. While the historical context and language have evolved, the core of reparative spirituality remains: it's about recognizing the world's brokenness, aligning oneself with Christ, and actively working towards restoring and rebuilding that divine connection. Embodying this spirit can lead to a deeper relationship with God, inspire missionary work, and help to create a world reflecting justice, love, and God's Kingdom.
The four Ages of Jesus
In a reflection on the life of Jesus Christ as presented by Father Coudrin, founder of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, the document emphasizes the importance of embodying Christ's teachings and actions throughout various phases of life. Father Coudrin highlighted the need to find guidance, inspiration, and protection in Jesus, emphasizing the importance of spreading the Gospel in an ever-changing world. His mission was to bring together people to follow Christ and spread His word, emphasizing love rather than indoctrination. This journey of discipleship identifies with four distinct ages or aspects of Jesus' life: His childhood, hidden life, evangelical life, and crucified life. These stages serve as markers, guiding one to grow in faith, cultivate an intimate prayer life, actively spread the Gospel, and serve others selflessly. Key to this spiritual journey is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who stands as an exemplar of faithful discipleship, along with other patron saints who serve as inspirations and intercessors for those striving to live Christ-centered lives. This spiritual exploration serves as a call to Christians to wholeheartedly embody the love and teachings of Christ in all dimensions of life.
The Family Spirit
The founders of the SS.CC family strongly emphasized the values of mutual love and unity in their teachings and correspondence. Their messages, deeply imbued with a sense of family and togetherness, provide numerous examples of their commitment to unity and love. They did not merely discuss the "family spirit," they lived it. This ethos of unity and love is evident in the numerous letters and prayers penned by the founders and subsequent members of the congregation. Throughout history, from the time of the Founders to various congregational documents, the term "family spirit" evolved to represent the essence of their teachings. This spirit is characterized by simplicity, mutual respect, and a deep concern for one another. Rooted in the early Christian community's principles, this family spirit is a treasured inheritance passed down through generations. The same spirit that once touched a young student in a SS.CC school continues to thrive today, urging members to spread love and unity beyond the confines of their communities and serve the larger populace with the same values, ensuring the teachings of the founders remain relevant and alive.
"Zeal" sits at the heart of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts' ethos, a cornerstone in our Gospel-driven life. Think of it as a mosaic where every piece is vital to the whole. Our historical narrative underscores zeal as a defining feature, reflected in our epithet "zealots" and personified by our founders' lives. This fervor traces back to Scripture, particularly words like "zelos" and "spoude," signifying an ardent commitment. Taking cues from Mary's spiritual journey, our impassioned bond with God stems from recognizing His boundless love manifested in Jesus Christ. Our founder, Pierre Coudrin, is a testament to this zeal, his ministry fueled by an unwavering belief in God's love for all. Throughout our journey, we've consistently championed this deep passion for God and humanity, underlining its relevance in an increasingly impersonal world. In essence, zeal for us is an unyielding dedication to God's love and mission, combating apathy and fully committing to serving others.