The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary are a Religious Institute of Sisters of Diocesan Right founded on August 15, 1990, by Mother Adela Galindo in the Archdiocese of Miami, FL USA, and erected as a Diocesan Religious Institute on March 25, 2000. The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary are members of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR).

"We are called to manifest the reign of love of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary as the building force for the construction of a new civilization of love, life, truth, and solidarity." (Mother Adela, Foundress SCTJM)

"You have not only a glorious history to remember and to recount, but also a great history still to be accomplished!  Look to the future, where the Spirit is sending you in order to do even greater things.  Be always ready, faithful to Christ, to the Church, to your institute and to the men and women of our time" (Vita Consecrata, n. 110)



To be a living image and presence of the Heart, Person, and Mission of Our Lady and place the gift and potentialities of our feminine genius and Marian Charism in loving communion and service of the Apostolic-Petrine principle, thus enfleshing the all-embracing Motherhood of Our Lady in the Heart of the Church.

All that our religious vocation and the life of our Institute entails is to be in total identification with the Heart, Person, and Mission of Our Lady, which is the fruit of daily conversion and permanent formation to grow in the gift of Marianization.Throughout all our apostolic missions, we desire to manifest the all-embracing Motherhood of Our Lady which calls us to enter with our Marian charism in all the dimensions of ecclesial and human life.


  • Eucharistic: Dedicating our whole lives and hearts to love, adore, console, and repair the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
  • Marian: To be living images and presence of the Heart, Person, and Mission of Our Lady in the Heart of the Church. Our charism is a specific home, school, and path of Marian identification and Marian Apostolic Missionary zeal.
  • Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit: Totally disposed to the power, actions, and movements of the Holy Spirit and to receive the gifts and fruits for our sanctification, for the building of the mystical Body of Christ and the Institute, and to enrich our apostolic ministries for the good of those whom we serve.
  • In the Heart of the Church: Living, witnessing, and teaching in total fidelity the splendor and fecundity of the Magisterium and Treasures of the Church. Generously and with a servant's heart, placing our consecrated life and our feminine genius in loving communion and service of the Apostolic-Petrine principle of the Church.


  • Chastity
  • Poverty
  • Obedience
  • Total Marian Identification and Availability


  • Eucharistic adoration and contemplation
  • A ready openness to the power of the Holy Spirit and to the charisms
  • Total consecration and identification with the Heart of Mary
  • To love, think and live in the heart of the Church
  • To daily seek conversion in the active exercise of virtue
  • To live and do all things in a spirit of prayer, heroic love, and humble service in the fulfillment of duty
  • To live fraternal life with joy and simplicity of heart
  • Mature, generous and responsible disposition to embrace every mission entrusted to us
  • Strong integral formation, covering all areas of the consecrated person so as to be spiritually and academically prepared to embrace any mission in the Church.
  • Apostolic Ardor: enflaming the world with the love of the Pierced Hearts to bring about the triumph of the civilization of love.
  • Bilingual: we minister and serve in English and Spanish, and some sisters learn a third language


  • St. Joseph: Custodian of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, of our Religious and Spiritual Family
  • Sts. Peter and Paul: Pillars and ardent missionaries of the Church and intrepid spirit of Evangelization
  • St. John, Apostle: Witness of the love and piercing of the Two Hearts. Model of the Church's filial love for our Lady.
  • St. John Paul II: Petrine principle that elevated the Marian principle in the life of the Church. He is our spiritual father, teacher, and guide for our whole Family, whose legacy we are called to keep alive in the heart of the Church.
  • St. Francis de Sales: Guide and Custodian of our Religious Life.
  • St. Margaret Mary: Apostle and confidante of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus: Doctor of the science of love.
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe: Marian prophet and martyr of the civilization of love.
  • St. Maria Faustina: Apostle and Secretary of the Merciful Heart of Christ.


  • St. Mary Magdalene: Apostle of the Apostles. The first woman to witness and announce the Resurrection.
  • St. Helen: Maternal custodian of the treasures of Jesus and Mary, bringing them to the Heart of the Church.
  • St. Catherine of Siena: The potency of the feminine genius at the service of the life of the Church.
  • St. Clare of Assisi: A Marian heart, a Marian monstrance who elevated and revealed the power of the Eucharist.
  • St. Louis Marie de Montfort: Apostle of Marian Consecration to form apostles at the service of Our Lady's maternal mission in the Church and the world.
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina: Living image of Chrit Crucified and visible icon of the victimhood of the priesthood
  • St. Jacinta Marto: Apostle of reparation and a witness to the fecundity of offering sufferings for the salvation of others, especially those who are far from the Lord.
  • St. Francisco Marto: Apostle of consolation of the sufferings of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and loving adorer of the Eucharistic Heart of Christ.

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