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 Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

ASHJ_groupphoto.jpgMission: We are the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus​, consecrated women of the church. Impelled by the Spirit active in each of us and faithful to the charism of Clelia Merloni, we seek to make the compassionate heart of Christ better known, loved, and served. We do this by personal and communal witness to the Gospel, commitment to growth in holiness and ministry to the people of God.
 
Foundress: Mother Clelia Merloni (1861-19​30)
 
Ministries : Educational ministry, pastoral and diocesan ministry, health ministry, social services, human resource services, and missions
 
Locations: Italy, Brazil, United States (Hamden, Conn.) with missions in Switzerland, Benn, Albania, Haiti, Mozambique, Philippines, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Taiwan.
 
Local Ties: Four sisters started Clelian Heights in 1961 to serve the special needs children in Westmoreland County.
 
Contact for vocations:

Sr. Colleen Smith, ASCJ
Vocations Director
203-988-4742
vocations@ascjus.org