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Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSHJ), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Hope this page will help you to know and understand our Congregation, history, vision, mission and our sisters of the home.

Service to the Abandoned

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was founded by Very Rev. Mother Scholastica on 21st June 1952 in Azhagappapuram in the diocese of Tuticorin. Within a short span of time 6 other young girls, who were aspiring to have a religious vocation befriended her. Their journey began in a very small way, in the outskirts of Azhagappapuram, Tuticorin diocese.

For Over 72 Years

Our sisters have lived an amazing story of serving the abandoned in the local Churches, in new and unexpected ways. We are still sisters on the move for serving the Lord, ready to face any challenges in order to take Jesus to the less privileged of our society. We are expected to do anything or go anywhere for the sake of Jesus and for His Good News.


Our Congregation’s mission looks like an incredible tale of triumphant and success and our expansion had gone beyond our national frontiers, even to the western world. Only believing in the divine providence, our sisters are working hard for a better and a just society, which Jesus demands from every one of us.

What am I doing for Christ?                  

What am I doing for my abandoned fellow brethren?

Why don’t I join hands with others to establish His Kingdom of love and kindness in the world?

These are the great ideals which inspired our beloved Mother Scholastica seventy two years ago and still continue to inspire all of us in our daily spiritual journey ………