Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Catholic Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ) were founded in Viareggio, Italy, in 1894, by Mother Clelia Merloni (1861-1930). The congregation has grown to over 1,500 sisters on five continents serving the universal Church, including in the United States. The U.S. Provincialate is located at Mount Sacred Heart, 295 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514-2801, 203-248-4225; the order operates in CT, NY, PA, MO, and FL), Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Benin, Mozambique, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Their principal ministries of service are in education (all age levels), health care, missionary activity, and social work and pastoral service.

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