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The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an international community of Roman Catholic Sisters of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds.

Founded by Saint Raphaela Mary Porras In Spain in 1877, the Handmaids minister in twenty-four countries throughout the globe, including the USA.

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have been drawn together by a common spirituality to give our lives completely to Jesus Christ and His people. We truly want Jesus Christ to be the center of our life and love. In following Him we discover that it makes perfect sense today to be consecrated women in the world and for the world. We are convinced that the radical living of this consecration is a source of joy and fruitfulness. Read More >

Take a look at who we are…




Handmaid Happenings

Handmaid News and Happenings

Take a look at what's new with the Handmaids...
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The Handmaid Legacy

The rich and beautiful legacy of St. Raphaela Mary and the Handmaids lives on today through the continued works evidenced throughout their ministries in the United States...
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Are You Called to be a Handmaid?

After all, you have cultural influences, the opinions of friends and family, your own emotions , and God all competing for attention.
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Share in our Mission

With each hand we hold to guide the way, with each person we comfort in the midst of suffering and with each hungry child we feed amidst poverty and despair, the Handmaids strive to bring healing and wholeness all over the world.
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THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

Your gifts help the Handmaids…

Recruit and train more women religious…care for the elderly Handmaids, and ensure the future growth of each of the ministries as the Handmaids achieve even greater things…and so much more.

All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference in the lives of the Sisters and those they serve. We deeply appreciate your support.


There are many ways to support the mission of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, United States Province.