Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic female religious congregation, founded in 1880 by Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini.

The aim of the institute is to spread devotion to the Heart of Jesus by means of the practice of spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The sisters conduct homes for the aged and the sick, orphanages, industrial schools, sewing classes; they visit hospitals and prisons, and give religious instruction in their convents, which are open to women desirous of making retreats. Its general mother house is at Rome.

History

The congregation spread rapidly in Europe and America. In 1899, at the suggestion of Pope Leo XIII, the sisters came to New York, and opened convents in the archdioceses of Chicago, Denver, Newark, Seattle, and Los Angeles and the dioceses of Brooklyn and Scranton.

References

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed (1913). "Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

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