- RECENT EVENTS
INAUGURATION OF THE DSH EAST AFRICAN PROVINCE
9 th December 2018 will forever be a historic day for the congregation. On this day the East African Region was elevated to a province. The intense preparation that had taken place
over many months culminated on this special day. There was an atmosphere of newness, joy,
enthusiasm and positive energy; all gifts from the Spirit. It felt like the joy of a woman in giving birth to an offspring.
FIRST AND FINAL PROFESSION – 8TH DECEMBER 2018
On this great solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, we witnessed the first profession of 4
novices and the perpetual profession of 3 junior sisters. Our sisters from the various communities in East Africa, parents, family members, friends, lay associates, clergy,
religious men and women flocked the provincial house. Joy was written all over their faces.
PROVINCE OF INDIA SEMINAR ON THE RELIGIOUS COMMITMENT IN COMMUNITY LIVING
The Province of India St. Margaret Mary A, organised a short seminar from 27th to 30th December 2018 to the finally professed sisters on the topic of Religious commitment in
- PAST EVENTS
115TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE CONGREGATION
On the 21st November 2018, we the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, celebrated the 115 years since the Servant of God Mother Maria Tesesa Nuzzo, founded our Congregation. This year, this commemoration was held in the Santuary of Our Lady of tas-Samra L-Ħamrun.
THE FEAST OF PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR, SR. VICTORIA SANT
The Provincial Superior of the Province of Malta, Sr Victoria Sant, celebrated her Feast Day on the 9th. September 2018, in the Chapel of Christ the King Convent, Fleur de Lys. Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. John Scicluna S.J. followed by a celebration by the Sisters from Malta, India and Kenya, in the premises of the convent.
CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE YEAR OF THE FOUNDRESS
The year of the Foundress was declared on 17/04/2017 within our congregation, so as to give incentive to the sisters to delve deeper into the life and spirituality of our Foundress, Servant of God Maria Teresa Nuzzo.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On the 19th March, 2018, Sr. Carmelina Farrugia and Sr. Claudia Zahra celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their First Profession in the Congregation Daughters of the Sacred Heart.
MALTA PROVINCE – 8TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
October -November 2017
The Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Malta held its 8th Provincial Chapter
from 30 th October to 5 th November 2017. The number of delegtes, who took part in this Chapter was 19. With Mother General, Sr. Pauline Farrugia as the President of the Chapter.
EAST AFRICA JUBILEE
25th November 2017 was a historic day for the Daughters of the Sacred Heart East Africa Region. On this day, the first two African sisters Lucy Wanjiru Mbuthia and Lucia Mwikali Mutuku celebrated their Silver Jubilee in Religious life.
MALTA PROVINCE - THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR
The Official ceremony ofappointment was marked by a prayer service was guided by Sr. Rita Vella, ex provincial. The theme chosen was “The Good Shepherd and Servant”.
SACRED HEART CONVENT MORRISTON, WALES
A new chapter opened in the history of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. A long-awaited dream of entering the mission land of Wales came into reality. Mother General Sr Pauline Farrugia, and Srs Jacqueline and mini reached the promised land on 6th June 2017.
94TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF OUR FOUNDRESS
- On Monday 17th April, 2017, we, Daughters of the Sacred Heart celebrated the 94th anniversary of the death of our Foundress, Madre Maria Teresa Nuzzo.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SACRED HEART IN ROME, ITALY
Our community in Marino, Italy, just outskirts of the capital city of Italy, Rome, is just two years old. In these two years we have made huge steps to insert ourselves in the new culture, new people and new language.
INDIA PROVINCE - STAGES OF FORMATION
- St. Augustine: “You made my heart for you and it will never find repose until it rest in you.” Underlying such holistic understanding of experience, St. Francis de sales reveals his firm belief in the basic goodness of human person. Therefore even in sin and estrangement from God, one will experience the basic drive of human person to find union and fulfillment in God.
CONFERENCE AT HYDERABAD- SOUTH INDIA DELEGATION
- The daughters of the Sacred Heart delegation of India held its fourth conference at Hyderabad from 27.12.16 to 30.12.16. About 20 sisters from all the communities participated.The theme of the conference was “style of Religions life and formation in accordance with the present scenario.
113TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE CONGREGATION
- The Congregation, Daughters of the Sacred Heart was started on the
21 st November 1903, when Archbishop Pietro Pace received the vows of Mother Maria Tereza Nuzzo and a few others in the Church of Tal-Madonna tas-Samra, Hamrun Malta.
SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS
SOUTH INDIA DELEGATION
Seminar for the teachers was held to make every teacher to become not only efficient but also effective. It also helps a teacher to improve and develop the craft of each mentor in school. Seminar also an opportunity for self improvement . We the teachers of Sacred Heart convent school had this opportunity on 14th November 2016.
EAST AFRICA REGION FIRST AND FINAL PROFESSION
- 19th November was a red letter day for all the DSH Family in Africa Region to mark the occasion of seven first profession and four final profession.
OPENING OF THE NEW COMMUNITY IN ELDORET DIOCESE
- The DSH family from E.Africa region affirms along with the psalmist:
If the Lord does not built the house, in vain do the builders labour Ps 127, 1, As the sisters experienced deeply when the new community in Eldoret diocese was opened in the month of November 2016 This sentiment gives courage andenthusiasm to start the new mission in this area.
ON THE 11TH
- Every 11th day of the month, an Adoration is held in different Parish Churches on the island. In October, the Adoration followed by Mass was held in the Parish Church of Sta Venera.
THE EXTRAORDINARY YEAR OF THE DIVINE MERCY
- October 2016
- In this Year of Mercy, the Congregation Daughters of the Sacred Heart has organised two pilgrimages to the three Churches which are chosen by the Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna for the Island of Malta.
FLAMES OF LOVE
- Every year, the Flames of Love meet in a seminar. They renew their commitment as Lay Associates of the Congregation, Daughters of the Sacred Heart.
- FEAST OF SACRED HEART
- June 2016
- The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated every year in the Congregation in several areas where there are the convents of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart.
50TH GOLDEN JUBILEE
- Srs. Teresa Ciantar and Petronilla Camilleri had the joy of celebrating their 50th Golden Jubilee of their religious profession with many of their family members.
May - June 2016
- The Daughters of the Sacred Heart hold their Gen. Conference every six years to study and reflect on some aspects related to the way of life as DSH.