Welcome to our website which aims to bring together the three branches of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary (sscc), working in both Ireland and England. Our province/sector is part of a worldwide congregation consisting of priests, brothers, sisters and lay associates.
Not to be confused with other congregations of a similar name, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (plural) was founded in 1800 in Paris, France. Its charism is based on God's unconditional love for every human being, symbolised in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and echoed in the heart of Mary his mother.
In the Irish English Province we have communities in London, Dublin and the borders areas of Cavan/Monaghan involved in pastoral apostolates including parishes, schools, hospice and retreat work. Our sscc sisters are part of a Northern European sector or region and also have connections with France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
One of the best known members of our Congregation is St Damien, known as the leper priest of Molokai who selflessly gave his life to working with the outcasts of his time. He was canonised by Pope Benedict in 2009. His co-worker, a Franciscan sister named Sr Marianne Cope, was canonised by Pope Benedict in October 2012.
Today the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts continues to contemplate live and proclaim God's compassionate love in today's society.
Ordination: on Friday November 22nd Fr. Ultan Naughton sscc was ordained to the priesthood in his home parish church in Roscommon town by Bishop Patrick Lynch Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark. He celebrated his First Mass in Roscommon on the following day. See here for photos Click here for report on main Picpus website.
The Holy Fathers prayer intentions for December:
General: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.
Missionary: That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Saviour's coming
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