“Wake up the world!” Pope Francis urged when the
of Consecrated Life was announced. For the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, waking up the world to the love of the Sacred Heart has been our life’s mission as consecrated women.
When the Apostles first arrived in the United States in 1902, an unknown journey awaited the six missionary women. Imagine stepping off a boat in a strange land, listening to a language that you didn’t speak, and beginning ministries to God’s people even when resources were scarce. Never deterred, their good works multiplied and the Apostles’ ministries took root. Today, the Apostles continue to “wake up the world” through service, prayer, and forming future Sisters and laity for ministry in the Church.
Pope Francis has encouraged all of us. So how are we responding to the Holy Father? How can you answer Pope Francis’ call in your own life?
During this Year of Consecrated Life, we will:
Continue our ministries in teaching and education, including our work in inner-city schools and in Taiwan;
Care for the poor, marginalized, and immigrant population;
Visit the sick and hospitalized and work in our local parishes to help evangelize God’s people;
• Provide comfort for our Apostle Adorers, Sisters with years of wisdom that now serve as a “powerhouse
of prayer” at Sacred Heart Manor;
Stand as witnesses to our faith and show how our relationship with Jesus is real; and
Encourage discernment and foster vocations to religious life in the Church.
As a friend of the Apostles, would you consider a gift to help our Sisters continue to “wake up the world” by serving, praying, and being apostles of God’s love each day? Your generous support is part of the Apostles’ life-giving story as together we witness and celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life.
Please know you make a difference in the lives of the Apostles. Thank you for being a blessing to us.
In the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Sister Anne T. Walsh, ASCJ
P.S. During this Year of Consecrated Life, please remember our Sister Apostles with your prayers, friendship, and gifts.
Wake up the world with us! Thank you and may God bless you abundantly.