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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH “I’m coming! I’m coming! Have you ever heard those words before, especially from one who is consistently late? What emotions are stirred up? Frustration? Irritation? [...]


by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Thanksgiving is coming, and even though we may have a variety of different family traditions and ways to celebrate, “thanks” needs to be included. There [...]

October is the Month of the Rosary

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Suppose a leisurely Sunday morning is interrupted by sudden, harsh sounds. Perhaps the kids are playing their video games way too loud? First you call [...]

Angels, our Faithful Friends and Guides

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo of Angels in Our Lady of Knock Chapel by Sacred Heart Sisters “Angel of God, my Guardian Dear, to whom God’s love entrusts me [...]

Good Day, Your Majesty

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Less than a year ago, Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning British monarch, died on Sept. 8, 2022. A […]

The Saints: Living as Friends of Jesus

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo of St. Anne and Mary taken by a Sacred Heart Sister in the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem Perhaps many of us are [...]

I Love You! I Love You!

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo Eucharistic Heart of Jesus by Isabel Piczek, © Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart How many ways are there to say, “I love you?”  [...]

Come, Holy Spirit, and Fill Our Hearts with Your Love

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Do you remember being invited to birthday parties when you were a child, or inviting friends to yours? [...]

Come and Be with Me

by Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo Detail of "Mystery of the Crucifixion and the Eucharist" by Isabel Piczek, Heart of Jesus Retreat Center Chapel © 1994 Society Devoted to the [...]

How Much Does a “YES” Cost?

By Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Artwork by Isabel Piczek How much does a “yes” cost? Well, let’s see. You answer the phone to hear your neighbor saying, “I’m sorry to […]

Our Lenten Journey with Jesus

By Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo by Thays Orrico on Unsplash Let’s listen to the following conversation among a group of children: What are you giving up for Lent?” one […]

A New Year to Grow in God’s Love

By Sister Diane Heiss, SDSH Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels We wish you and your loved ones a very blessed and Happy New Year! Today is filled with the […]

The Power of Prayer – video

The Power of Prayer ! Hear and see how prayer and the example of the Sacred Heart Sisters has impacted the prayer lives of many people. Tony Moiso recalls hearing [...]

Give Ourselves Totally in Undivided Love

Interview with Sister Mary Tomasella, SDSH, Superior General of the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart By Vocations and Prayer Staff I entered the Society Devoted [...]

Word of God-Words of Invitation | Sr Vivan

Vocations Office of Archdiocese of Los Angeles invited Sister Vivian Sun to share a reflection on the Sunday readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday On this [...]

Song: The Heart

Wedding Feast of Heaven

Sister Sophia Farkas, SDSH shares a reflection on the Wedding Feast of Heaven and Earth as anticipated in the reading from Isaiah 25:6-10A on the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time. [...]

Gratitude Moments

"Gratitude is a shortcut to Holiness." - Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy The Sisters share some of the things they are grateful for and invite you to give thanks. [...]

Good Shepherd Imagery Prayer

Jesus, our Good Shepherd, invites you to be refreshed in His love and to lead you by restful waters. Enjoy these 7 minutes of renewal through imagery prayer with the [...]

Litany of the Sacred Heart

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is on June 19th. We invite you to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart novena with us in preparation for [...]

Prayer Reflection on Pentecost

Join us in prayer! Sister Martha is offering prayer reflection points to go deeper in the great event of Pentecost. Bring your Bible and open it up to Acts 2: [...]

Come Holy Spirit!

Enjoy this short video introducing a Pentecost Novena and join praying the Litany of the Holy Spirit with the Sisters. PENTECOST: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH One of several [...]