Vocation Profile - Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Rev. Robert Malagesi M.SS.CC.
Vocation Director
12 N. Broad St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268

mssccusa@aol.com
www.missionofsacredhearts.org

International?Yes
Professed members100
Year founded1836
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy/Secondigliano, Naples, Italy
Province/federation

(Arch)dioceses
Camden, NJ; Harrisburg, PA
International
Argentina, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nigeria, Slovakia, U.S.A.
Mission
"The aim of this holy Institute is the glory of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The means [to achieve this goal] will be all the works of the apostolic ministry for our own and others' sanctifications executed with prudence, zeal and charity." - from original Rule, by founder St. Gaetano Errico, M.SS.CC.
Qualifications
Has good health, both physically and mentally. - Desires a life of prayer and service. - Is free from financial obligations. - Has some college education, or a college degree completed. - Is flexible to meet the needs of the community. - Lives a sound moral life.
Formation
The program begins with a candidate after a few visits to the community in which he discerns whether he shares our charism. He begins postulancy (6 months to a year) and then goes on to novitiate (year and one day). If he is approved for vows, he then goes on to the seminary (Mt. St. Mary's, Emmitsburg, MD) for philosophy and theology (priest track). Brothers who want to remain brothers would find a ministry through dialogue with the community. All formation takes place in Fairfield, PA.
Age range/limit
21 - 49
Belated vocations?
Yes: If applicant/prospect has some college education or has received a college degree.

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