We rejoice in the consecration of a new novitiate house for our Congregation on American soil, on Metz Road in Loretto, Pennsylvania, which took place on May 31, 2023, by Bishop Mark Bartchak and Fr. Mariusz Gorazd.
This house, canonically established as a novitiate with the permission of the local Ordinary and erected by the General Superior and her Council under the Patronage of the Immaculate Conception, was formerly used by the late Fr. Eugene Jacobs and his caregivers, John and Mary Pifko, was given to our Province by Fr. Jacobs in the hopes that it would one day serve as a formation house.
May God bless Mother Provincial Klara Slonina and Sister Jana Paula and our postulants, Sr. Catherine Federline and Sr. Keli Jo Conner, with maintenance Jim McKeel and John Yamrick, who worked so very hard to prepare for the opening of this house. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to grow in the spiritual life.
In June, 2021 our USA Province renewed the Enthronement of our hearts and home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and miracles followed. There was interior healing and renewal among our Sisters and houses, and then, by the grace of God, new candidates entering. Seeing the fruits of this act of faith in the Divine Heart, in the past year, our Sisters have zealously been promoting the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart - distributing over 700 images and booklets to parishes (and State Correctional inmates) in Altoona-Johnstown, as well as in parishes in the Dioceses of Buffalo, Gallup, and Wheeling-Charleston, and to the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn.
Pastors have told us that families came forward for baptism of their children, the spirit of zeal returned to the parish, enrollment increased in the parish school, and donations for Catholic education. For more information on how you can dedicate yourself, your Diocese, parish or school, please see our Enthronement page!
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We, the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus are a contemplative-active, pontifical, Franciscan Religious Congregation founded by St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar and Blessed Klara Szczesna in 1894 in Krakow, Poland.
By our prayer and apostolic service, we are devoted to extending the Kingdom of Love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus everywhere. We are an international Congregation serving in Poland, Ukraine, Italy, France, Bolivia, Argentina, Jamaica, West Indies, and the United States.
Our American Province is engaged in teaching and catechesis, nursing and personal care, parish ministry, kitchen and clothing outreach to the poor, evangelization of homes and families, especially through the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart and pastoral visits, social media outreach, prison ministry, and missionary work in Jamaica.
The United States Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is represented in the Dioceses of Altoona-Johnstown, Buffalo, Columbus, Grand Rapids, and Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies.
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Chwała Najświętszemu Sercu Jezusowemu. Chwała na wieki! Glory be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Glory Forever! MOTTO OF OUR CONGREGATION SUNG BY OUR SISTERS