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  • Apostles Immigrant Services - Winter Newsletter

    Posted January 27, 2017

    Catch up on the things happening at Apostle Immigrant Services

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  • Archdiocese of Hartford Appoints Sister Clare Millea as Director for the Office of Faith and Culture

    Posted January 20, 2017

    HARTFORD, Conn. (Jan. 19, 2017) The Archdiocese of Hartford has appointed Sister Clare Millea, A.S.C.J., as the Director for the Office of Faith and Culture (OFC), an office which was created to minister to the many cultures and ethnic groups that reside in Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties – all of which make up the archdiocese.

    The goal of the OFC is to support the diverse ethnic groups, which include but are not limited to: Hispanics (in this ethnic group alone, there are 24 communities), Koreans, Brazilians, Peruvians, Italians, Africans, Haitians, and Poles, so that they can worship God in a way that is personal and meaningful.

    Sr. Clare has a multicultural background that has prepared her for this ministry. She is a member of the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose local home is in Hamden. The congregation’s headquarters is in Rome, Italy where she lived from 1986 to 2004, and served as a member of the General Council of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart. In this role, Sister Clare was responsible for the initial and ongoing formation programs and restructuring of apostolates at the congregational level. After almost two decades in this position, she was appointed Superior General of the congregation. During her many personal visits to the congregation’s missions in 15 nations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and many countries in the Americas, Sister Clare grew to respect and revere the peoples with whom the sisters lived and served.

    While in Rome, she also assumed the responsibility as director of financial and administrative restructuring of the Universidade Sagrado Coração (Sacred Heart University) of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bauru SP. Brazil. She relinquished these responsibilities in 2016. She is fluent in English, Italian and Portuguese, and understands Spanish and French.

    Having taught as a special education teacher and school psychologist at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children in Greensburg, PA. for seven years from 1970 to 1977, Sister Clare has a deep appreciation and special understanding of students who have a variety of educational needs. From 1978 to 1980, she served as principal of Saint Michael School in New Haven, CT, after which she returned to Clelian Heights as executive director until 1986.

    “We are fortunate to have Sister Clare Millea working in the Archdiocese of Hartford,” said Moderator of the Curia, the Very Reverend Steven Boguslawski, O.P. "She is gifted with an abundance of talent. Not only does she have global experience in organizing ecclesial constituencies and is fluent in a variety of languages; she embodies the mission of the Church which is to spread the Gospel and make it accessible to all. I am confident that she will be a strong and sensitive leader who will share her faith, cultural experiences and commitment as a religious woman with all the people entrusted to Archbishop Leonard Blair's pastoral care. She is enthusiastic about integrating various language groups and newly arrived immigrants into the local Church. You might say that Sister is a Domestic Missionary."

    Born in Derby, CT, she attended Saint Mary Catholic elementary school and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. She holds a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Lateran University in Rome, a Master Degree and Professional Diploma in School Psychology from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.

    “I am delighted to accept this position as the Director for the Office of Faith and Culture. I look forward to meeting the members of the diverse ethnic communities in our archdiocese, and to sharing liturgy and life experiences with them. As we grow in mutual understanding of the gifts and talents of these sisters and brothers, our entire Church community is enriched and we become more credible witnesses to the loving mercy of the Father,” said Sister Clare.

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  • Mother Clelia Merloni

    Posted December 22, 2016

    “It is with great joy that we communicate to you that yesterday, December 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., the Holy Father, Pope Francis, signed the Decree of Venerability of our most beloved Mother Clelia Merloni, our Foundress. We praise the Blessed Trinity and thank God for this great grace. It is a feast in heaven and on earth! Please share this great news of Venerable Mother Clelia with everyone!”

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  • Thank you to all who attended the Taize Prayer Service

    Posted December 16, 2016
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  • Caritas - Fall/Winter

    Posted November 11, 2016

    View the Fall/Winter edition of Caritas - a publication of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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  • Radio Maria Interview

    Posted November 7, 2016

    The sisters in Ireland had an interview with Radio Maria that aired recently. It can be listened to here.

  • Congratulations Sr. Sheila O'Neill

    Posted November 2, 2016

    Congratulations to Scred Heart Academy president, Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71, who will be honored this weekend by Notre Dame High School at the Knights of Honor Dinner.

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  • Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are pleased to announce our new leadership

    Posted September 9, 2016

    The General Council of the Congregation - Rome, Italy
    Sr. Miriam Cunha Sobrinha, Superior General
    Sr. Anne Theresa Walsh, Vicaress General/Councilor
    Sr. Lucia Giussani, General Councilor
    Sr. Maria de Lourdes Castanha, General Councilor
    Sr. Lucia Soccio, General Councilor

    and

    The U.S. Provincial Leadership - Hamden, CT
    Sr. Ritamary Schulz, Provincial Superior
    Sr. Virginia Herbers, Provincial Vicaress/Councilor
    Sr. Veronica Beato, Councilor
    Sr. Diane Mastroianni, Councilor
    Sr. Mariette Moan, Councilor
    Sr. Mary Lee, Provincial Treasurer
    Sr. Rita Petrarca, Provincial Secretary

  • Have You Thought About It?

    Posted February 18, 2016

    Have YOU Thought About a Life of..Joy & Peace, Hope & Love, Reparation & Generosity?

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  • Good News

    Posted October 20, 2015

    It is with great joy that the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus announce that thetheological commission evaluating the Positio on the life and virtue of Mother Clelia met today, October 20, 2015 and has voted affirmatively. The recommendation will now be forwarded to the cardinal, archbishop and bishop members of the Congregation of Saints who will then evaluate the Cause. In a few months we should have their judgement. It will then be sent to the Holy Father for him to sign the decree of heroic virtue and she is declared Venerable. In the meantime the miracle will be studied. If that is approved, and provided the decree of heroic virtue is signed, the next step is Beatification. Let us pray in gratitude to God for this great gift to our Congregation and let us continue to offer our prayers and petitions, through the intercession of Mother Clelia.

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