Our Community History

75 YEARS OF GRATEFUL LOVE

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October 23, 2017

Leadership Retreat 2017

The Sacred Heart Sisters personally invite you to enter into the Heart of God, to discover His personal love for you through quiet and communal prayer, spiritual presentations, group activities, faith-oriented discussions, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and Sacrament of Reconciliation. December 28-30, 2017 at the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center 2927 S. Greenville St., Santa Ana, CA […]
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September 30, 2017

25th Anniversary of Return to Hungary!

Joyful Newsletter Articles, news
April 5, 2017

The Kingdom of God

From the Heart of Sister Ida, Joyful Newsletter Articles, Sister Ida, vocations
March 25, 2017

Jubilee 2017

Joyful Newsletter Articles, vocations
November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving with the Communion of Saints

From the Heart of Sister Ida, Joyful Newsletter Articles, Sister Ida, vocations
November 15, 2015

What is our original inspiration?

“What is our original inspiration?It is to honestly convey the message that there is a God who is real, who is alive, and He loves you and cares for you and He is very close. And that it isn’t true that you have to “measure up” through your own efforts or doing to be worthy […]
From the Heart of Sister Ida, Joyful Newsletter Articles, Sister Ida, vocations
November 7, 2015

75th Jubilee Celebration

Joyful Newsletter Articles
October 16, 2015

How did you know God was calling you to this life?

Joyful Newsletter Articles, vocations
September 22, 2015

World Meeting of Families

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First 25 Years
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First 25 Years

1922

Early Years

Some information about the early years.
October 7, 1922

1922

1922:  October 7, 1922, Ida Peterfy was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia to a Hungarian family (before 1920 this city was part of Hungary and was known as
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Ida Peterfy as a small child
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Ida Peterfy at 3 years old
Kassa, in the current day it is known as Kosice, Slovakia).   She was the only child of Dr. Joseph Peterfy, a professor of law and history and later director of the city library: and the fourth daughter of her mother, Ida Kristof, who had been widowed during World War I.
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A smiley and determined child, Ida knew God was close to her family; they knew Him, trusted Him and referred to Him in everyday events, but they were not overly pious. In her own words: “Why did God give me the gift of Faith?  Out of His 100% love, so that I would know Him.  We cannot love someone we do not know, and therefore, I think that the gift of Faith precedes any other gift.  That gift was given to me very early in my childhood.  We were not very religious at home, just ‘nice and Catholic’.  Dad did not receive the Sacraments until I became a religious, and I did not talk him into receiving them.  Mother became a frequent communicant after I became a religious also, but not before.”
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