Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
We are Roman Catholic Sisters who live, pray and minister in community, drawn by a common call to give our lives completely to Jesus Christ, His Church, and His people in a life of joyful chastity, poverty, and obedience. The Handmaids find a model in our foundress, Saint Raphaela Mary, who answered God's call generously and began our congregation. We received from the Church our Ignatian spirituality and our mission of "reparation to the Heart of Jesus," which Saint Raphaela described as "true love for Jesus in the Eucharist and collaboration with the desire of His Heart: the salvation of all people." We are apostolic Sisters: active and prayerful women. We are energized for ministry through daily celebration of the Eucharist and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and in a rich community prayer life. At the same time, our active ministry of education (both in and beyond the school setting) is "an encounter with God which transforms us into contemplatives in action." (Constitutions 9).
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