A Secular Institut of Women
Celibat women or widows called by Christ to make him the radical gift of all their being, and to live like him completely in the world, where they can witness God’s tenderness.
With an Ignatian spirituality and from the Heart of Jesus
Living with the spirit of St Ignatius in the Heart of Jesus and in the heart of the world to love and serve him.
Belonging to the Cor Unum Family
Brothers and sisters – belonging to a secular institute of priests, to a male secular institute and to a society of evangelical life – with whom we share a charisma, a history and a Rule of life..
Acknowledged as a secular institute on April 4th 1999, the female Institute gathers more than 400 members living on several continents: Asia, Europe (France and Portugal), America (the USA, Mexico) and Indian Ocean (Madagascar).
The female Institute of the Heart of Jesus is one branch of the Cor Unum Family also consisting of:
The secular Institute of the Priests of the Heart of Jesus
Inheritor of the Priests of the Heart of Jesus founded by Pierre de Clorivière on February, it was acknowledged as a secular institute on February 2nd 1952. Then, as it has agreed to share its charisma with others, it has led to the birth of the Institutes and the Society constituting the Cor Unum Family
The male secular Institute of the Heart of Jesus
As early as 1791, the Society of the Heart of Jesus was already including one layman. The male secular Institute was recognized in 2008 by the bishop of Sacramento (California).
The Society of Evangelical life of the Heart of Jesus gathers all states of life: priests, lay people, single or married people. On August 15th 2008, it was acknowledged as a public association of faithful by pontifical right.