Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Founded in Paris, France in 1800 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat for the education of youth and the giving of retreats. The Rule is based on that of Saint Ignatius. The society has houses, colleges, academies, elementary and high schools, in Italy, France, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentine, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Congo, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China. The mother-house is in Rome, Italy.

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