Today's Message

“Our lives must be a continual weaving of faith and generosity.” — Saint RAPHAELA MARY


Who We Are

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.

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Journey Of Hope Event

Please join us for the annual Journey of Hope, a fundraising event benefiting the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The cocktail reception will take place at the Sheraton University City in West Philadelphia — just a few steps away from where the Handmaids' first US ministry began in 1926. The event will celebrate each of the sisters whose life's work has been shared so generously throughout the last 90 years. For more information, please contact the Province Development Office at 610-642-5715, extension 15. Get Tickets!

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Share in Our Mission


With each hand we hold to help guide the way, with each person we comfort in the midst of suffering, & with each hungry child we feed amidst despair, we strive to bring healing and wholeness all over the world.

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Our History


The rich and beautiful legacy of St. Raphaela Mary & the Handmaids lives on today through the continued works evidenced throughout our ministries in the United States…

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