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.

Published: September 2020

Meet Sr. Colleen Mattingly, our new Vocations Director! 

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Published: September 2020

Sr. Jerilyn Hunihan, a chaplain at Hartford Correctional Center, was invited to speak at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University on September 22, 2020, as part of their lecture series.

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Published: August 2020

The Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus welcomed Sr. Allison Zink into the Novitiate on July 31.

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Published: August 10, 2020

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus joyfully celebrated the Perpetual Profession of three Sisters on August 1 and the renewal of vows of four Sisters on July 31 at the Provincialate in Hamden, Conn.

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Published: July 10, 2020

Through a generous grant from Support Our Aging Religious, Inc. (SOAR!), the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently purchased 10 new iPads for use at Sacred Heart Manor, the Apostles’ home for retired Sisters. 

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Published: July 2020

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are celebrating five jubilarians in 2020 and their collective 275 years of service to God’s people.

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Published: May 21, 2020

In the nearly seven years Sr. Barbara Matazzaro has been Superior of Sacred Heart Manor, home to our retired Sisters, she has never experienced anything quite like these past two months in lockdown.

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Published: April 2020

We invite you to make the Way of the Cross with us from our outdoor Stations of the Cross located at our Provincialate in Hamden, CT.

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Published: April 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This economic relief package includes a number of tax provisions that incentivize charitable giving.

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Published: April 21, 2020

During this time of global pandemic, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are finding creative ways to give back and share the Love of the Heart of Christ outside of their day-to-day ministries. 

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Published: March 26, 2020

A Catholic high school in Pensacola, Florida—where three of our Sisters minister—is set to become the first school in the United States named after our foundress, Mother Clelia Merloni.

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Published: January 2020

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. 

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Published: January 16, 2020

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are celebrating 2020 as the Clelian Missionary Year.

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Published: July 2019

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently welcomed Sr. Barbara Thomas, ASCJ, as the newly appointed Provincial Superior for their United States Province, which is located in Hamden.

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Published: July 2019

Sr. Catherine Ann Phillips, ASCJ, and Sr. Christine Marie Rattini, ASCJ, recently celebrated milestones in their individual journeys as Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Published: July 2019

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently celebrated the anniversary of religious profession for 14 Sisters, who together hold 780 years of service. 

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Published: June 2019

An historical exhibit dedicated to the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Congregation’s newly beatified foundress, Blessed Clelia Merloni, was unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony on June 28—the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Published: May 2019

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are thrilled to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding. After being miraculously cured through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Blessed Clelia Merloni journeyed to Viareggio, Italy and on May 30, 1894, founded the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Published: May 19, 2019

Sr. Clare Millea, ASCJ, is among ten members of the Archdiocese of Hartford to receive the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross — the highest honor that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.

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Published: April 2019

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus joyfully celebrated the beatification of our foundress, Blessed Clelia Merloni, with commemorative liturgies in six dioceses where our U.S. Sisters minister. Held from February through April, these special liturgies were attended by thousands—from religious leaders to lay faithful. 

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Published: July 2018

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus spent an afternoon during their Provincial Gathering volunteering with the organization, Rise Against Hunger. In just over an hour, the Sisters packaged over 12,000 meals to be shipped to needy families in South Africa.

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Published: February 2018

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus announce that at the Ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints held on January 9, 2018, the miracle attributed to the intercession of our Foundress, Mother Clelia Merloni, was recognized with a unanimous affirmative vote. 

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Published: August 2021

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