“Behold I am the Handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38


A sign that unity is possible beyond ties of kinship, nationality, and culture.


The heart of our life and our mission


We contemplate in Mary, the first Handmaid, the image of what we want to be with God's grace.


Saint Raphaela Mary’s deepest desire is “to make Christ known and loved by all.”


We have received our vocation with the church and we are sent in her name.

OUR CHARISM is reparation.

We labor with Christ to heal a broken world.


Inspires us to seek God in all things and to be available to serve.


Hope for the Future

The Handmaids have always been a group of resilient and determined women religious, who work with Christ to “bring healing to people’s hearts and peace to their relationships with God, with one another, and with creation.” Now, more than ever, is a time when the need for healing and reconciliation is inescapable.As we face what may be the greatest pandemic of all times, our global society is experiencing unprecedented and rapidly changing events. These events are altering lives and creating chaotic disruption to our norms.

Many of us are fearful, confused, apprehensive, doubtful. But guided by the Spirit, we pray:Creator God, we thank you for all of creation. We ask your forgiveness where we have failed to be just stewards. And we now ask for your guidance in restoring the face of the earth. May we learn to live in harmony, safety and just sharing of resources among all so that we achieve the kingdom of God.

Know that the Handmaids will keep you in thought and prayer as we continue to journey this challenging time together.

Our Ministries

Handmaids work tirelessly in the United States and around the world to assist people and communities who are poor, uneducated, marginalized, spiritually hungry, and searching for God.

Current Projects

Journey of Hope

A sacred journey...A Journey of Hope God said to Abraham: "Go forth from your country

Journey of Hope Cancellation News

Dear Friends, On behalf of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I am

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