The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises toward ever wider horizons! Pope Saint John Paul II
Is the Sacred Heart of Jesus calling you to become His Spouse and Servant?
CANDIDACY After visiting and discerning her call to consecrated life, a young woman applies and is accepted for entrance.
ASPIRANCY The first 6 months, becoming accustomed to life in the convent while joining in prayers and community life with the Sisters.
POSTULANCY 1-2 years, after receiving the postulant attire, the postulant is more involved in the prayer life of the Sisters and participates in formation classes
NOVITIATE 2 years of intense prayer and study in preparation for the profession of vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience
JUNIORATE The Sister, a bride of Christ, lives the vows and renews them each year for 5 or more years with continuing formation.
PERPETUAL PROFESSION A Sister vows her life to God perpetually
Requirements for Admission to our Congregation
Must be A Catholic Woman Faithful to the Holy Father and the Catholic Church Between Ages of 18-30 (unless given exception) Have at least a High School diploma Be free from canonical impediments including debts Possess a desire to freely give oneself totally to God Have good physical and mental health
Our Religious habit
Long black habit (May-September we wear grey) – the sign of our consecration and “putting on Christ.” Veil & Ring – a symbol of our call to be the bride of Christ Scapular — Embroidered with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Shield and Protector. Franciscan cord or cincture - 3 knots representing the religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience lived in Franciscan joy and simplicity Crucifix– a reminder that our sufferings are united with those of Christ and the cross is our only glory Rosary– a sign of our devotion to Mary
WHO WE ARE Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Sacred Heart Province 866 Cambria Street Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630 814.886.4223
We are a 501 c 3 Tax Exempt Religious Organization (Federal ID 20-8127262) and a Charitable Organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (#6299105)