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The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus first arrived in Taiwan in 1998. Sr. Mary Lee and Sr. Anne T. Walsh arrived at FuJen University in Taipei and started their Chinese language studies. They were joined by Sr. Daniela Minniti a year and a half later. In 2000, they moved to Kaohsiung and began teaching English at St. Paul's High School, a diocesan school. In the past few years, Sr. Virginia Herbers and Sr. Nancy Strillacci have also been part of this Asian mission. Currently the Sisters are working in the newly-built St. Paul's Elementary School attached to the high school. Sr. Linda Pettinella arrived in August 2006. Sr. Matthew Maria Rancilio arrived in September 2009 to begin language studies. In a culture quite different from our native land, we have found much love and hospitality in the people of Taiwan.
We are Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, consecrated women of the Church. Impelled by the Spirit active in each of us and faithful to the charism of Clelia Merloni, we seek to make the compassionate Heart of Christ better known, loved, and served. We do this by personal and communal witness to the Gospel, commitment to growth in holiness, and ministry to the people of God.