Our Community History

75 YEARS OF GRATEFUL LOVE

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January 12, 2018

Sister Judith Fogassy, SDSH

“We are sent to proclaim the Good News of our Lord Jesus, in order to prepare the Kingdom of God in the hearts of His people.” Constitutions Society Devoted to the Sacred HeartBorn: April 28, 1949, Budapest, HungaryEntered Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart: September 15, 1967First Profession: March 25, 1969Final Profession: March 25, 1975Died: […]
Eternal Life
January 12, 2018

Sister Agnes Raday, SDSH

“Spend yourselves freely and joyfully for God and for His Body, the Church.” Constitutions Society Devoted to the Sacred HeartBorn: December 13, 1928 Szolnok, HungaryEntered the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart: September 29, 1946Professed First Vows: July 31, 1948Professed Final Vows: December 6, 1958Died: September 1, 2014 Sacred Heart Convent, Los Angeles, California
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January 12, 2018

Sister Annette Chui, SDSH

“He must grow greater, I must grow smaller.” John 3:30Born: January 23, 1957 Hong KongEntered Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart: September 15, 1979First Profession: March 21, 1982Final Profession: March 17, 1989Died: May 6, 2011 Sacred Heart Convent, Chatsworth, California
Eternal Life
January 12, 2018

Sister Helen Clare Nagy, SDSH

“You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” Saint AugustineBorn: January 4, 1930 Budapest, HungaryEntered Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart: 1946Professed First Vows: July 31, 1948Professed Final Vows: December 8, 1958Died: December 1, 2002 Sacred Heart Convent, Los Angeles, California
Eternal Life
January 12, 2018

Sister Aurelia Majorossy, SDSH

“I thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and love which excel all we ever knew of You!” Psalm 138Born: February 17, 1920 Rábé, HungaryEntered the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart: July 1941Professed First Vows: December 8, 1941Professed Final Vows: August 21, 1945Died: February 26, 2000 Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, Santa Ana, California
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January 12, 2018

Sister Ida Peterfy, SDSH Foundress

“I chose you and I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last; and then the Father will give you anything you ask Him in My name. What I command you is to love one another.” John 15:17-17Foundress, Assistant SuperiorGeneral Born: October 7, 1922 Kassa (Kosice), Hungary (Slovakia)Professed vows: October 7, […]
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October 23, 2017

Leadership Retreat 2017

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September 30, 2017

25th Anniversary of Return to Hungary!

Joyful Newsletter Articles, news
April 5, 2017

The Kingdom of God

We know that the Kingdom is not only the Kingdom to come when we see God in glory, but the Kingdom is already here.
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

Joyful Newsletter Articles
First 25 Years
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First 25 Years

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Early Years

Some information about the early years.
October 7, 1922

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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
Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
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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