RSHM Life: Who We Are

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary are women called to belong totally and unreservedly to God in prayer, action, and community.

Since our founding in 1849, our mission to know and love God, to make God known and loved, has been continuously deepened and transformed. The gospel of Jesus has brought us over oceans, and across continents.  Whether in classrooms in Zambia, favelas in Brazil, or conference rooms of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, our call is to give and receive life, especially in those situations where life is denied, devalued or diminished. 

Empowerment of women and children is a focus that unites us in thirteen different countries: Brazil, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Portugal, Scotland, USA, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

The gift of our life together as communities of faith in diverse cultures heightens a sense of God’s presence and goodness in all the earth. Open to the unexpected ways of the Spirit, we respect the diversity of belief throughout the world, and seek to collaborate with all who strive for peace and justice.  The human family is awakening to an urgent call to turn from violence and greed to care for one another and to preserve the earth’s resources. The history and spirit of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary resonate with this call.

As we live into the future, our vision transcends narrow limits, moving toward that horizon where the mystery of God unfolds. Our family is at once distant and near.  Both the neighbor in need today and generations yet to come are dear to us.  Trusting in God’s abundant love, we follow the dream of Jesus THAT ALL MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL.

We invite you to watch our “Spirit of the RSHM” video series featuring several of our Sisters sharing and reflecting on their calling to serve as a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. 


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