Obedience is the chief support and wealth of the soul which is free from all attachments.
Venerable Mother Clelia Merloni

Our Worldwide Congregation

We are the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, located on five continents around the world. 

  • In Italy we are Apostole del Sacro Cuore di Gesù.
  • In Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay we are Instituto de las Apóstoles del Sagrado Corazón de Jesùs.
  • In Benin and Haiti we are Apôtre du Sacré Coeur di Jésus.
  • In Albania we are Apostulleve të Zemrës së Shenjtë të Jezusit.
  • In Brazil and Mozambique we are Instituto das Apóstolas do Sagrado Coração de Jesus.
  • In Switzerland we are Apostolische Schwestern vom Heiligen Herzen Jesu.
  • In Ireland we are Aspal an Chroí Ró-Naofa Íosa.
  • In Portugal we are Apóstolos do Sagrado Coração de Jesus.
  • In the Philippines and the United States of America, we are Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

We share the love of Christ with all to whom and with whom we minister. The language of love is one in the Heart of God! 

Learn more about the provinces within our congregation, the team that comprises our General Council.

Provinces Across the Globe

The Generalate of the Congregation is in Rome, Italy. There are five provinces and two vice-provinces within the congregation.

Northern Italy

  • Provincialate located in Milano
  • Approximately 230 professed sisters
  • Primary works: education, health care, pastoral ministry
  • Missions in Switzerland and Benin

Central/Southern Italy

  • Created in September 2006 from a merger of the Central and Southern Italian provinces
  • Provincialate located in Bari
  • Approximately 325 professed sisters
  • Primary works: education, health care, pastoral ministry
  • Mission in Albania

Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Provincialate located in Sao Paulo
  • Approximately 275 professed sisters
  • Primary works: education, health care, social service
  • The congregation's only university, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, located in Bauru
  • Vice province in Central North Brazil—provincialate located in Brasilia
    • Approximately 75 professed sisters
    • Primary works: education, social service
  • Missions in Haiti, Mozambique, the Philippines, and the Republic of the Congo

Parana, Brazil

  • Provincialate located in Curitiba
  • Celebrated 50 years as a province in 2007
  • Approximately 225 professed sisters
  • Primary works: education, health care, social service
  • Vice province of Cono Sur
    • Vice-provincialate located in Buenos Aires—includes missions in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay
    • Approximately 35 professed sisters
    • Primary works: education, social service

United States

  • Provincialate located in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Approximately 125 professed sisters
  • Primary works: education, pastoral ministry
  • Mission in Taiwan