On a mission to know and love God...and make God known and loved.

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Who We Are


We are the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, an international Catholic congregation of women religious called to share in the life-giving mission of Jesus Christ. While our congregation is spread across the globe, this site is the home of RSHM Eastern America. Our sisters live and work in Sag Harbor, NY down to Immokalee, FL and across the seas to Paris, London, and Rome, but our reach is far beyond those miles. We invite you to learn more about us and walk with us on our journey to know and love God… and make God known and loved.


Rooted in Christ

Everything we do is founded upon our love of God and belief in the life-giving mission of Jesus Christ. Impelled by the spirit, we are teachers, theologians, artists, poets, writers, lawyers, chaplains, advocates, musicians, spiritual directors, and nurses.

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So that all may have life…

Each one of our sisters wears a cross that reads Ut Vitam Habeant, “so that all may have life.” Our lives are built around the common understanding that everyone deserves a life of dignity. We cultivate a care for the most vulnerable and a care for creation.


Lived in Community

We entrust ourselves to the mystery of God's presence in the congregation and in the sisters with whom we live. In communion and participation with others, we assume our prophetic role in the church.

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Learn More About Us



We have a rich history that is brought to life every day in the way we live in community, serve God and those most in need, and find joy in sustaining our earth.

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Our love is alive in our ministries! Witness the zeal of our sisters and their commitment to working for the most vulnerable and caring for creation in all its forms.

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News and Events

Read our latest news and learn about upcoming events.

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Walk With Us

There are many ways to join us in our mission to know and love God and make God known and loved. You can pray with us, join us as a volunteer, a member of our extended family, or as a sister, or you can donate to our mission so that “all may have life.” (Jn 10:10)