Remember that Jesus never made anyone suffer; He went about doing good showing to all His mercy and His sweetness of heart.
Venerable Mother Clelia Merloni

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Mission in Trapani, Sicily

Beginning in October 2016, a growing mutual knowledge between the Diocese of Trapani, Sicily, and the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus began. Today, on September 8 the Feast of the Birth of Mary, we are pleased to present ourselves to the diocesan community with our desire to serve our immigrant brothers and sisters, together with unaccompanied youth, who are arriving in this Sicilian city. 

The Sisters on this mission come from diverse places and languages: Sr. Linda Pettinella (Connecticut, United States Province), Sr. Felicia Difino (Bari, Province of Central South Italy), and Sr. Ana Carolina Nogueira (Province of Sao Paulo, Brazil). At the end of September, Sr. Chiara Cervato (Milan, Province of Northern Italy) will join the new community. The Sisters had a warm and joyful welcome from Bishop Pietro Maria Fragnelli who, on behalf of his brother priests, opened the doors of his diocese to us. In an evening celebration, the Sisters were welcomed by the Diocesan Council of the Union of Major Superiors of Italy. Many thanks to all of them for extending our Sisters such a beautiful welcome!

With this new community – "Mission Mother Clelia" – we want to respond as a congregation to two important challenges presently facing the whole church and consecrated life, in particular, today: service to immigrants and internationality. These two invitations to service combine the beauty of diversity and the culture of encounter. In opening this new mission, our congregation decided to make a choice, which urges us toward a renewed missionary impulse.

We thank the Lord who has given us the opportunity to begin this new journey of service to the poor, and we implore Our Lady "Queen of the Cenacle" to teach us to walk in an attitude of listening to differences in communion with each other. With gratitude, we warmly acknowledge Bishop Pietro Maria Fragnelli and this very special local church community who have welcomed our Sisters and, in turn, we assure them of our prayerful support. 

Let us each renew our own desire to make the Heart of Jesus known and loved by our service to the least ones of his kingdom.

Apostles Legacy Gala

The Apostles Legacy Gala celebrates the legacy of Mother Clelia Merloni, Foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year's gala will be held on November 9 in St. Louis. For more information please visit our Apostles Legacy Gala page