Our Charism & Spirituality


"Our spirit is one of humility, simplicity and devotion, qualities that enable us to search together for new ways to bring Christ to all . . ."

SSHJM Constitutions* n.5


As Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we embrace a spirituality of the heart, seeking to be faithful to the founding inspiration of Father Victor Braun, an inspiration rooted in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  

Two great realities shaped the life and mission of our founder ~ Jesus Christ and the poor.
In faithfulness to his charism, we are committed to work with those who are poor or rejected and to share the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, expressed through presence, compassion and liberation.

As contemplatives in action, we root our lives in prayer and lift our hearts to God to develop a spirit of love, glory, thanksgiving and reparation.  Through our continual conversion we move towards a deeper understanding of ourselves and God, becoming effective signs of God’s continuing love and mercy in the world.






A conference on the
Spirituality of the Heart
and of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus © 2010 Stephen B. Whatley