Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Pontifical
Order founded in 1894 by Venerable Teresa Casini in
Grottaferrata, Italy. Today, the Sisters serve the Church in
Italy, the United States, Brazil, India and Africa. The Oblate
Sisters are consecrated women who strive to attain union with
God by offering their lives for the holiness and support of the
diocesan priests. Their special charism is both spiritual and
The Sisters are
called first of all to pray for priestly holiness and to offer
the joys and sorrows of their lives for the good of priests.
Ministerially the Sisters care for retired and convalescent
priests, collaborate with them in parish ministry which includes
teaching, directing religious education, hospital visitation and
distribution of the Eucharist to the homebound. Any type of
education is welcome and could be useful. A high school diploma
is required. Candidates will be accepted until age fifty.