The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart: A Legacy of Love
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The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart: A Legacy of Love

by Angel Studios | March 18, 2024

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart: A Legacy of Love

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart carry on the extraordinary legacy of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, affectionately known as Mother Cabrini, who is the subject of Angel Studios’ film Cabrini. These devoted sisters, inspired by Cabrini’s unwavering commitment to compassion and service, continue to impact lives across the globe.

Read on to discover how this institution is carrying on the empire of hope that Cabrini began over 100 years ago. 

Mother Cabrini Shrine

Who Are the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart?

Founded by Mother Cabrini in 1880, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart is a religious institute dedicated to spreading love, compassion, and the teachings of Christianity. Their mission extends beyond geographical boundaries, touching the hearts of those in need.

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart continue the legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, dedicating themselves to serving those in need through acts of healing, teaching, caring, and generosity. They focus particularly on addressing the needs and challenges faced by women, children, frail elders, and immigrants.

Currently, the Missionary Sisters, along with their lay collaborators, are engaged in active service across 16 countries spanning six continents. United by a shared mission, they are committed to being conduits of Christ's love to the world.

Cabrini Church

The Significance of Mother Cabrini’s Legacy

Compassion in Action:

The sisters embody Mother Cabrini’s vision, serving the marginalized, the sick, and the vulnerable.

Global Reach: 

With over 67 institutions worldwide, they address physical, moral, and spiritual needs.

Cabrini Institutions

Cabrini Hospital - Seattle - 1925

Mother Cabrini Hospital - Seattle

The Current Impact of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus today actively minister in sixteen countries across six continents.

  • North, Central, and South America: They serve in the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.

  • Africa: Their missions are in Ethiopia, Swaziland, and Uganda.

  • Europe: They minister in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, England, and Russia.

  • Australia: They also have a presence in Australia.

How the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart Help Others

  • Education: Running schools and educational programs.

  • Healthcare: Providing medical care and support.

  • Immigration: Assisting immigrants and refugees.

  • Spiritual Ministries: Nurturing faith and spirituality.

  • Working with the Poor: Addressing poverty and injustice.

Cabrini Hospital - Chicago

 Meet the Women Who Started It All: Watch Cabrini Today

 To learn more about the enduring legacy of Mother Cabrini, see Cabrini in theaters

Arriving in New York City in 1889, Italian immigrant Francesca Cabrini is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. She soon sets off on a daring mission to convince the mayor to secure housing and health care for society's most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Let her story inspire you to explore the work of the Missionary Sisters and connect with her impact.

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