AMASC Trip to Armagh

Thank You Armagh!

 A group of 20 past pupils travelled by bus and car to Armagh last Friday, 20th October, Feast of Mater Admirabilis. Everything worked out so well, and even the weather co-operated. Our little mini bus was lovely and comfy and very well driven by our driver Igor. What a welcome we received! 

 All in Armagh were so welcoming, inviting and proud to show off their school. The school has a lovely atmosphere and I'm sure brought back happy memories for our Armagh ladies. It was so nice to be shown around and treated to a lovely lunch. They had even organised a photographer to capture the moment! Then off to see the wonderful art work of the 1st years and pay our respects to former members in the school graveyard. But the highlight was the Mass in the Cathedral. I had forgotten how magnificent a building it is. Full to capacity with all the students who were so well turned out and who performed their duties so well. Their beautiful music and singing soared to the rafters and make the celebration so very special. It really was a very special Mass and one which I will always remember and cherish.  

 Our tour then continued to the Synod Hall and on to the wonderful library where we were inspired by our speaker who was so knowledgeable and inspiring. Our final stop, on a whirlwind tour, was the Mulberry restaurant for refreshments before departure and a final chance to catch up with all and be surprised by a "goody bag" to set us on our journey home.

What a truly memorable day! It was lovely to catch up with former Sacred Heart ladies. It will be a hard one to repeat but a meeting which I would look forward to at some stage. Full marks to our hostess Deirdre Hegarty (pictured below, right), Goals Coordinator in St. Catherine’s for the day for giving not just her time but going the extra mile to create such a memorable day for us all. Thanks also Niamh and Pauline for coordinating the day. 


Áine Carson Tennyson.


Announcing the launch of our new website

Dear Fellow Past Pupils,

After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.  We hope you like the fresh new look and the improved navigation that will allow you to find information more quickly and easily.  We have some interesting new pages, links to websites relevant to the Sacred Heart Schools and AMASC International, and pages giving details of past and present events. We have also introduced a photo gallery which we hope to add to in the future. 

The purpose of our website is to keep you informed about AMASC activities, events and notices.

We value your opinions so please contact us to let us know what you think of our new website, all comments and feedback are most welcome.  Suggestions for new information or topics are also welcome.

Wishing you all good health and happiness,

Joanne Sheehan


AMASC Ireland



MATER ADMIRABILIS by Pauline Perdrau, RSCJ, is one of the most-loved images of Our Lady.

Perdrau born in 1817, who would later become a Religious of the Sacred Heart, painted the fresco in 1844. The Feast of Mater Admirabilis (October 20) is a treasured traditions of the Sacred Heart and this year marks the 150th anniversary


For further reflections on Mater Admirabilis Click here  

AMASC International

The recent conference in Arizona was a great success! For photos, videos and presentations given at the conference see 

The new mandate 2014-2018 will be led by Marisa Moreno de Malcher and her team from Mexico and the next conference will be in Mexico in 2018. 

The theme will be: Sophie's legacy - a gift to the world. 


Visit to Joigny, France 2018



May 2018



MAPPA and AMASC (Ireland) are visiting the home of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in Joigny, Burgundy, France, for a time of reflection in May next year.  Fifteen places are available and the cost is €400 per person which will include the following:-


1. Return flights from Dublin to Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport).

2. Three nights’ accommodation in Centre Sophie Barat, Rue Davier, Joigny,
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3. Coach transfer from Paris to Joigny 

4. Coach transfer from Joigny to Paris 

5. Full board in Joigny.


Early booking is advised.  If interested, please give details to Jessica in the office or contact Joanne Sheehan 087 4105588, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For information and photos of Joigny please check - or 








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