Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) is an international apostolic congregation of women religious founded in 1849 in Beziers, France called to share in the life-giving mission of Jesus Christ. The RSHM serve in diverse ministries in 13 countries including: Brazil, United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Portugal, and Mexico. The RSHM seek to direct their care and resources to those areas where life is vulnerable, opportunities are scarce, and human dignity is threatened. The RSHM are called to be community, to know and celebrate God's love and to make that love known to others. The RSHM are dedicated to living out the words of Jesus, "I have come so that all may have life and have it to the full."
In the United States, the Eastern American Province ministers in education (Marymount Schools), immigrant services/ legal services (Southwest Virginia Legal Aid, Cabrini Immigrant Services, NY), social services (Centro Corazon de Maria, NY, Columba Kavanagh House, NY, RSHM Life Center, NY), pastoral care/retreat work (Cormaria Retreat Center, NY), advocacy for justice (Lifeway Safe House for Trafficked persons, NY).