Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart


2911 S Greenville Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704


Fax: 714-546-0873

Community Information

Superior General:  Sister Mary Tomasella, S.D.S.H.

Vocation Director:  Sister Joanna Strouse, SDSH
Vocation Phone:   818-518-4250


Filled with joy and zeal, our Sisters serve God and His people in our community apostolate by teaching religion to all ages, catechist formation, evangelization, Sacramental Retreats for children, Family Retreat Camps, summer camps, youth leadership formation, video catechesis and medical work to complement our apostolate in the missions. Our membership is international; with the mother house in Southern California, and missions in Taiwan and Hungary.

Our congregation was founded in 1940, in Hungary, by Sister Ida Peterfy. We profess the public vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, wear a simple habit with a Sacred Heart badge. Minimum entrance requirements: high school graduate, 18-30 years old.

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