Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Louis.
Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Louis.

Dear Friends in St. Louis,
It has been a great joy and privilege to serve and share our charism with all of you here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis over these last 16 years. We are grateful for Cardinal Rigali’s initial invitation to come to this wonderful Archdiocese and for Cardinal Burke’s continued support in the years that followed.
In particular, we would like to thank Archbishop Carlson, Bishop Rivituso, Bishop Hermann, and Bishop Rice for their kindness and support over these last few years of our ministry here in St. Louis. It has been a blessing.

Please know that each of you will be carried in our hearts and prayers as we begin our new assignments. As Sisters Devoted to the Heart of Our Lord, it is always a joy for us to pray for you and we will always welcome prayer intentions.

St. Louis good bye

We were invited to the St. Louis Archdiocese by then Archbishop Justin Rigali in 2002; we are blessed to serve in Paul VI Catechetical Institute.

We share our charism as Sacred Heart Sisters in the apostolate teaching our Five Step Illustrated Method to catechists across the archdiocese as well as to Kenrick-Glennon college and theologate seminarians; offering an online prayer course based on Part IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church; parish family catechesis.  Working out of the Cardinal Rigali Center we offer retreats to various groups on site and in other locations.  We live at All Souls Parish in Overland.

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
St. Louis Family Camp

Children and Youth are welcome to spend a joyful time in God’s company. Many retreats are available:

  • Vocation “Come and See” days
  • Sacramental Children’s Retreats in preparation for First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Sacramental days of prayer: First Communion students and their parents: Confirmation students with sponsors.
  • Whole school retreats



The Retreat Program for children, youth, adults and families is conducted by the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart on staff at Paul VI Institute.


Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

For information or to schedule:

Call  Sacred Heart Sisters at 314-792-7461

Adult Groups are also served:

  • School Faculty
  • Parish staff
  • Family Camp Retreat
  • Church organizations
  • Couple’s Retreats
  • Women’s Retreats
  • And others seeking to enjoy a time of personal and communal spiritual enrichment.