The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary is an international congregation of Catholic women religious. We serve in 13 countries in diverse ministries. We invite you to explore this website of our Eastern and Western American provinces to learn more about our mission and history, our sisters and ministries, and to learn how you can collaborate with us in meeting the needs of God's people.
In February 2nd, we remember, celebrate and honor the anniversary of the birth of our Foundress Mother St. Jean Pelissier Cure.
Born February 2, 1809, into a well-established family of Murviel-les-Béziers, in the south of France, Appollonie Pelissier grew up in a deeply Christian home. At twenty, she married Eugène Cure. Together they generously supported the many works of charity initiated by Eugene's lifelong friend, Jean Gailhac. Eugene Cure died suddenly in November 1848. Soon after, Appollonie offered herself and her considerable wealth towards the founding of the religious community already envisioned by Father Gailhac for the direction and service of the women's shelter and orphanage of the Good Shepherd which he had begun. On February 24, 1849, Appollonie moved to the Good Shepherd where she and five companions became the first members of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. read more...
Sister Barbara Carvalho, RSHM, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015. read more...
Soundings Autumn 2015 "Learning by Heart" click here
RSHM Volunteer Program Newsletter:November Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 1 click here...
SHM Extended Family Newsletter: EAP Volume 5 Issue 1 click here
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