St. Maurice Convent

Three sisters, members of the religious congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, currently reside at the newly established St. Maurice Convent (former rectory). All three sisters currently serve in archdiocesan administration at either the Chancery in Hartford or the Archdiocesan Center in Bloomfield.

Sr. Clare Millea serves as the local superior. In January 2017, she assumed a new position as the Director of the Office of Faith and Culture for the Archdiocese. As the former Superior General of the congregation which has missions in sixteen countries, Sr. Clare has an excellent understanding of many cultures.

Sr. Cecelia Marie Scaduto currently serves as the Archbishop's Delegate for Senior Priests.

Sr. Mary Grace Walsh serves as the Provost of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis as well as the President of Saint Thomas Seminary.

The Apostles of the Sacred Heart were founded in Viareggio, Italy in 1894 by the Venerable Clelia Merloni (1861-1930). In an effort to make the heart of Christ better known, loved and served, Clelia dedicated the Congregation to the loving Heart of Jesus. Mother Clelia gathered a small group of women who would serve the Church, especially the poor and suffering, out of zeal and reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Within a few years the Apostles set out for the Americas to assist the Italian emigrants.

The sisters spread devotion the Sacred Heart of Jesus by personal and communal witness to the Gospel, commitment to growth in holiness and ministry to the people of God. An International Congregation, they serve in the United States, Italy, Albania, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uraguay, Philippines, Mozambique, Benin, Haiti, Portugal, Ireland and Taiwan.

For more information on the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, please go to: www.ascjus.org.