Congregation of the SS.CC.

Priests, Brothers, Sisters and Laity in the Footsteps of St Damien

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a community of some 1500 Brothers and Sisters who are present in more than 30 countries. The SS.CC. family also includes a Lay Branch associated with the Congregation. One of the best known members of our SS.CC. family is St Damien de Veuster, apostle of leprosy patients on the island of Molokai in Hawaii.

In some countries the Congregation is known by the name "Picpus", after rue de Picpus, the street where our central house was established shortly after the community's foundation. The French provincial house of the Sisters is today located in that same house, as well as a community of Sacred Hearts Priests and Brothers.

The SS.CC. mission is to contemplate, live and announce God's Love which was made flesh in Jesus, especially through Eucharistic Adoration and service of the most needy.

Founded in 1800 the Congregation celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2000.


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L-R: General Councillors - Mary McCloskey [Ireland]; Aurora Laguarda [Vicar General - Spain]; Pankras Kraeng [Indonesia]; Emperatriz Arobo [Sisters' Superior General - Ecuador]; Felipe Hamilton [Spain, India]; Javier Álvarez-Ossorio Ramos [Superior General - Spain, Congo]; Camille Sapu [Vicar General - Congo]; Alicia Mamani [Peru]; Alberto Toutin [Chile]; Goyi Marin [Spain, Mozambique]



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