of the Hearth of Jesus
A congregation present throughout the world
Faithful to the spirit of its founder Oliva Uhlrich, later known as Mother Mary of the Heart of Jesus, the congregation continues, throughout the world, to live out its core mission that is “to love the Heart of Jesus and make it loved”. Following Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Oliva Uhlrich recognised in the wounded heart of Christ, God’s tenderness for humankind. The Servantes du Coeur de Jésus wish to unite themselves with God through the prayer of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the service of the poorest in whom they see the face of Christ. They draw from Mary, “Servant of the Lord”, model of humility and charity, their impetus to participate with God in the redemptive work of humanity.
“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word” Lk 1:38.
Mother Mary of the Heart of Jesus
For the Servantes du Coeur de Jésus, community is the first place where each sister receives and incarnates her call to the consecrated life. She is thus incorporated within a fraternity where she concretely experiences her being a member of the People of God. Through a simple life, imbued with charity and prayer, the Servants of the heart of Jesus place themselves at the service of their brothers and sisters. Community life, pivotal to their vocation, is the privileged place through which they make themselves available to all.
“With the sisters that God gives us, gathered around the Eucharist where the presence of Jesus unites us… day after day, we build community”
Constitutions nº 50
The life of prayer
Personal and community prayer is the foundation of the life of the Servantes du Coeur de Jésus. Those moments of daily closeness to Christ are the starting point of their vocation and of all their activities. It is especially during the adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament that they draw the strength they need to accomplish their mission.
“The Eucharist is for us the pivotal act of the day. We unite ourselves to the perfect self-giving of Christ so as to be led to a generous surrender to the will of the Father”.
Constitutions nº 57
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