The Committee on Slavery, Accountability and Reconciliation of the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart was formed in 2016. Their mandate is "to focus on the on-going issue of racism in the world and the Society of the Sacred Heart’s participation in the historic sin of slavery. …we commit ourselves to recover the story of slavery in our early days in this country, to share this historical fact as widely as needed, to assist in the attempt to locate the descendants of enslaved persons who lived on property owned by the Society of the Sacred Heart, and to take appropriate steps to address this painful chapter in our history while also working to help transform on-going racist attitudes and behaviors.” In 2018, descendants of people who were enslaved to the sisters planned and held a ceremony to honor their ancestors.

Image: Taken at the 2018 reunion of descendants of people enslaved to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.