Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
Main Number: 818-518-4250
10480 Winnetka Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Filled with joy and zeal, our sisters love and serve God and His people in our community apostolate enlivened by the charism of a “Joyful Apostolate.” We teach religion to all ages in an inspiring, interesting, and dynamic way, seeking to bring the whole person to close union with God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our apostolate includes serving in parish religious education programs, proclaiming the love of God, and the truths of our faith through catechetical presentations, catechist formation, evangelization, and RCIA; offering sacramental retreats for children and adults, family retreat camps, summer camps, youth leadership formation; and catechesis through media. Our sisters are also engaged in the medical profession to complement our apostolate in the missions.
Our religious community was founded in 1940 in Hungary by Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy. Our membership is international. Our Motherhouse is in Southern California with other convents in California, and we have missions in Taiwan and Hungary. We profess public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and wear a habit with the symbol of our community, a Sacred Heart badge.
Minimum entrance requirements: high school graduate, between the ages of 18 and 30.