Is the Sacred Heart of Jesus calling you to become His Spouse and Servant?
Our Formation Program
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)