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Teaching the Truths of our Catholic Faith

Our teaching is centered on Jesus our Lord, in complete harmony with the official teaching of the Church. We present our Catholic Faith in an inspiring, dynamic, attractive manner, inviting a person to a conversion of heart.

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Invitation to a Relationship

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

The specific apostolate of our Community is teaching religion in an intelligent, comprehensive and truthful way, and always introducing God…as a loving Father, a very personal Friend whose presence with us every day and everywhere can make us happy faithful Christians. 

Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy, SDSH Foundress

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Sent to Proclaim Jesus Christ with Joy

Ours is a Joyful Apostolate because it is centered on Jesus Christ: “If you love someone, you want others to love them too.”  Through our works of evangelization and catechesis, we make known the personal love of God by teaching the truths of our faith to people of all ages. Our very life as Sisters devoted to the loving Heart of Jesus is the primary and most effective apostolic witness.

Servingthe Archdiocese of Los Angeles,
Dioceses of Orange &
San Bernardino in CA;
the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri;
Archdiocese of Taipei, Taiwan
Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.

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Our Apostolic Works

Our Consecrated Religious Life is a reflection of our ardent love for God.  Devotion to the Sacred Heart transforms our teaching by focusing on divine love.  Our unique teaching method follows the spirituality of Holy Mother Church, as expressed by our Foundress, Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy.  Our Joyful Apostolate of Evangelization and Catechesis includes:

Retreats  Sacramental Preparation | Parish Religious EducationFamily Catechesis Adult Faith Formation | Family Camps | Children’s Camps | Sacred Heart Kids’ Club | Catechist Formation | Medical Service | Media and Music

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Apostolic Mission

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Our apostolic mission is very much part of our religious life. We are called to an active apostolic community; and prayer is the central part of our mission.  I was chosen and sent; I am teaching His Word, with His Spirit; I am witnessing to our Lord’s life by my life, with His words; “I am not my own, He is with me, He sent me.” This is our joy and our greatest gift–we are doing what we do through the power of Him who loves us and who incorporated us into His own life. 

Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy, SDSH