Inspired by our Founder, Blessed Francesco Maria Greco, and in imitation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we are committed to serve the Kingdom of God through evangelization and education.
In 1893 our Founder, who was at that time a deacon, stated that he sought souls “Burning with love for the Sacred Hearts” in order to “make Them known, loved, and glorified” by a life of total consecration and tireless zeal. From these sources flow our specific spirituality and mission in the Church. As religious Sisters, we are motivated by the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In light of his inspiration, we are called to live a life “ of Christian spirituality intensely, inspired by the very sentiments of the mind of Christ Jesus and of the attentive and loving heart of His Mother Mary”.
In light of his admonition, we are called to live a “Christian spirituality intensely, inspired by the very sentiments of the mind of Christ Jesus and of the attentive and loving heart of His Mother Mary”.
In light of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we are thus called to live a Christian spirituality intensely, coming, by means of assiduous contemplation, to the very sentiments of the mind of Christ Jesus and of the attentive and loving heart of Mary.
Our response to the universal call to holiness and the religious life of perfect charity is, as our Founder taught, “a faithful and generous imitation of the virtues which the sacred symbols of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary wish to impress strongly on our hearts: charity and sweetness, humility and dedication, obedience and kindness”. These virtues shape our very selves. They lend serenity and collegiality to our religious family and our apostolic service among God’s people - all in an effort to draw everyone to the meek and humble Heart of Christ.
Our Founder urged us to “Taste and See”, calling us to share his devotion to the Sacred Hearts so as to realize God’s “Kingdom come” in our souls and in the world around us. To carry out our mission among the young and the poor, we “joyously adopt an intense spirituality and offer heart-felt charity, all guided by the “virtues of the Sacred Hearts.”
Our prayer becomes an expression, source, and nourishment of the gift of religious life given to us through our special devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Listening to and meditating upon the Word of God as well as participating in liturgical celebrations, offer us special moments of spirituality, permeated by the encounter with the mystery of charity proclaimed by the Sacred Hearts. Our Founder has traced out for us an apostolic life in which we are called to give witness to the merciful love of God, in union with the maternal care of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Our Father Founder has traced out for us an apostolic project in which we are called to give witness to the merciful love of God, in union with the mother care of Mary, Mother of the Church.
As religious Sisters, we must strive to be those consecrated souls which our Founder sought and nurtured with the assistance and guidance of Mother Maria Teresa DeVincenti. Compelled by humility and love, we are always attentive to carry out our mission not only in the name of the Church but also in intimate communion with the Church and the entire Body of Christ. We are always open to using new forms of teaching and applying the particular abilities of our Sisters, always in accordance with the Magisterium.