Good News From the Apostles

There are many exciting things happening in our vibrant and growing congregation! We’ve included all the latest news and our most recent publications here. Visit our News page often to stay updated.

Connecticut Discernment Retreat

Join Apostle Sisters at our Provincialate in Connecticut for a weekend of prayer, reflection, and support as you discern whether God is calling you to religious life on March 27 to 29, 2020. This retreat is ideal for women ages 20 to 35. To register, please contact Sr. Angela.

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St. Louis Discernment Retreat

On March 20 to 22, 2020, join Apostle Sisters in St. Louis for a weekend of prayer, reflection, and support as you discern whether God is calling you to religious life. This retreat is ideal for women ages 20-35. To register, please contact Sr. Angela.

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A Night at the Cottage Shopping Benefit

Come and join us on March 11, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kerry Cottage. You will indulge in a night of shopping and refreshments to benefit the Apostle mission in Waterford, Ireland! A percentage of the evening's sales will be a donation to the Waterford mission.

The Kerry Cottage address: 2119 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis. MO

A Night at the Cottage - Shop to support the Wterford Ireland Mission of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Apostle Jubilarians Make Pilgrimage to Rome

Six Apostle Sisters celebrating their 50th jubilee of religious profession were blessed with the opportunity to begin the new year with a pilgrimage to Rome. 

Sr. Marialice Ackermann, Sr. Catherine Antinora, Sr. Cora Lombardo, Sr. Kierstin Martin, Sr. Benjamin Merlotti and Sr. Nancy Strillacci were among the Apostles who participated in a special pilgrimage for Sisters celebrating the 25th and 50th anniversaries of their religious profession. They were joined by Apostle Sisters from our international provinces.  

In addition to visiting various points of interest in Italy, the pilgrims enjoyed visiting places of importance in the life of our foundress, Blessed Clelia Merloni, and spent time in prayer at Blessed Clelia’s tomb.

A commemorative jubilee Mass was also celebrated at our Generalate in Rome.

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2020 Declared “Clelian Missionary Year”
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The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are celebrating 2020 as the Clelian Missionary Year. Pondering the graces of the recent beatification of Mother Clelia, we are celebrating her charism alive today in our various missions. Ultimately, to love is our mission! Please pray with us and for us, that as Apostles of His Heart we may bring to everyone “a ray of that holy tenderness that the Heart of Jesus has infallibly communicated to [us].” (Dir Man. Art. 212).

In this Clelian Missionary Year, we look to Blessed Clelia, who teaches us: “When divine love is truly in the heart, it awakens in it a great desire to see God known, loved, and served” (Book 7, Letter 6). 

Having encountered the person of Jesus Christ and utterly convinced of His love for us, we consecrate ourselves to Jesus and to loving Him. Like the first Apostles, we have been sent in mission in order to help others know His love and His tender mercy.

The various missions of the Apostles span 15 countries and include education, healthcare, and pastoral ministry. We bring Christ’s compassionate love to countless children, the elderly, the immigrant, as well as to prisoners, victims of human trafficking and those who are victims of poverty. During this Missionary Year, we invite you to pray with us and for us as together we seek to make known to every person the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.