Our Foundress

Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, knew from an early age that following her father's footsteps in the family business was not the journey her life would take. We welcome you to read about Clelia's childhood, the earliest days of the congregation, and her years of trials and exile that culminated in her joyous return to the congregation after many years.

Thought for the Day

Let us remember in our sufferings, that Jesus, His Holy Mother and the Apostles suffered too. Yes, how they were loved by God Who thereby deigned to give them signs of His predilection for them!

"Think that every day, through your sacrifices, you can win souls for the Heart of Jesus."

— M. Clelia Merloni