Lord, remember our Sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection. Welcome them into the light of your face.

Eucharistic Prayer II

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Ida Peterfy, SDSH
Foundress

February 8, 2000

"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 15:16-17

Foundress,
Assistant Superior General
Born: October 7, 1922
Kassa (Kosice),
Hungary (Slovakia)

Professed vows:
October 7, 1940

Beginning of the Community:
October 7, 1940

Died: February 8, 2000
Sacred Heart Motherhouse,
Northridge, California

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Aurelia
Majorossy, SDSH

February 26, 2000

“I thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and love which excel all we ever knew of You!”

Psalm 138

Born: February 17, 1920
Rábé, Hungary

Entered the Society Devoted 
to the Sacred Heart:
July 1941

Professed First Vows:
December 8, 1941

Professed Final Vows:
August 21, 1945

Died: February 26, 2000
Heart of Jesus Retreat Center,
Santa Ana, California

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Helen Clare
Nagy, SDSH

December 1, 2002

“You have made us for yourself
and our hearts are restless
until they rest in you.”

Saint Augustine

Born: January 4, 1930
Budapest, Hungary

Entered Society Devoted
to the Sacred Heart:
1946

Professed First Vows:
July 31, 1948

Professed Final Vows:
December 8, 1958

Died: December 1, 2002
Sacred Heart Convent,
Los Angeles, California

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Annette
Chui, SDSH

May 6, 2011

“He must grow greater,
I must grow smaller.”

John 3:30

Born: January 23, 1957
Hong Kong

Entered Society Devoted
to the Sacred Heart:
September 15, 1979

Professed First Vows:
March 21, 1982

Professed Final Vows:
March 17, 1989

Died: May 6, 2011
Sacred Heart Convent,
Chatsworth, California

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Agnes
Raday, SDSH

September 1, 2014

“Spend yourselves freely and joyfully for God and for His Body, the Church.”

SDSH Constitutions

Born: December 13, 1928
Szolnok, Hungary

Entered the Society Devoted
to the Sacred Heart:
September 29, 1946

Professed First Vows:
July 31, 1948

Professed Final Vows:
December 6, 1958

Died: September 1, 2014
Sacred Heart Convent,
Los Angeles, California

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

Sister Judith
Fogassy, SDSH

May 7, 2016

“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.”

SDSH Constitutions

Born: April 28, 1949
Budapest, Hungary

Entered Society Devoted
to the Sacred Heart:
September 15, 1967

Professed First Vows:
March 25, 1969

Professed Final Vows:
March 25, 1975

Died: May 7, 2016
Sacred Heart Convent,
Chatsworth, California

Father, they are your gift to Me. I wish that where I am they also
may be with Me, that they may see My glory that You gave Me,
because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Gospel of Saint John 17:24

We pray each day for the great gift of life-long fidelity. Remembering that Our Lord treasures each one of us as the gift of the Father to Himself, we encourage and inspire one another to be faithful as Our Lord was faithful “even to accepting death, death on the cross.” (Phil.2:8)  Perseverance in religious life is not our work only but the work of the Holy Spirit in us, united to our humble efforts. — Constitutions 69