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In fulfilling this mission the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart spread from France to Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Central Pacific. Today we number more than 1000 sisters ministering in 27 countries on 5.

Our Spirituality of the Heart inspires us to live our mission of love. It calls us into relationship with God, with one another and with all of creation. We are enriched by the cultures of those with whom we minister and, by God’s graciousness, the women from these cultures who have joined us. We are involved in diverse ministries in attempting to meet the needs in the situations in which we find ourselves:

  • Overseas Missions
  • Working with the Indigenous peoples of Australia
  • Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Promotion of Social Justice and Care of the Earth
  • Spiritual Companionship and Guidance
  • Young Adult Formation
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Prison Ministry
  • Pastoral Care/Parish Ministry
  • Education: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Health and Aged Care
  • Orphanages for babies and children with AIDS
  • Liturgical Artworks
  • Secretarial Work

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“We are attentive to emerging needs, particularly those resulting from poverty, violence, oppression, degradation of the environment, and the dislocation of peoples. We give special attention to the unjust treatment of women and children.” (FDNSC Directory 59)