The priests and brothers of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary live in community throughout the world. In each country where we serve, our members form communties, often as small as two members, others, where our formation houses are located, can be as large as forty members. Members of communities share their lives, holding all that comes to them in common.
Personal commitment to one another in community life is strengthened by a sharing of a deep devotion to the Sacred Hearts and a living out of the charism of our Founder,St. Gaetano Errico. As stated in the Directory and Constitution of our Institute:
“We are called to live the love of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
and Mary in a spirit of reparation, expiation and sacrifice in order to become messengers of their love.”
Each day that commitment is renewed through daily communal prayer each morning and evening, days of recollection and reflection, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Private prayer is a vital part of our day as well deepening our personal relationship with our Divine Savior.
This balance between communal and private prayer, living with a spirit of sincere fraternal charity and sharing, allows us to witness and celebrate the love of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and be open to God’s enabling grace in our all ministries and in total selfless giving to our community.