Mary Clare Millea

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Mother Mary Clare Millea was the superior general of the Catholic Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (from 2004 to 2016).[1]

Biography[2] Mary Clare Millea, a native of Connecticut, entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1965. In 2009 she became the apostolic visitor for the Vatican to investigate American nuns.[1]


  • BS in Psychology, Seton Hill College (Greensburg, PA)
  • M.S.Ed. and a cert. of advanced graduate study in School Psychology, Duquesne University(Pittsburg, PA)
  • Doctorate in Canon Law, Lateran University (Rome)


  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • School Principal
  • Local superior and provincial superior in the United States Province
  • Member of the General Council of Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy for 18 years
  • Elected Superior General of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart in 2004
  • Observer for the XII Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God in 2008


  • Fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese
  • Understands Spanish and French


  1. ^ a b Goodstein, Laurie (July 1, 2009). "U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-03. Mother Mary Clare Millea, an apple-cheeked American with a black habit and smiling eyes, who is the superior general of her order, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and lives in Rome. 
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