Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus

Who are the Sister Adorers?

To support the work of the Institute, in 2001 Divine Providence brought about the formation of a community of contemplative sisters dedicated to adoration of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest. Leading a non-cloistered contemplative life, the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus offer their daily prayers and sacrifices particularly for the priests of the Institute and the souls entrusted to them.


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Like the priests and oblates of the Institute, the sisters hold St. Francis de Sales, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas as the guiding lights of their spirituality, and they additionally hold St. Jane de Chantal, St. Magaret Mary, and St. Madeleine-Sophie Barat as particular patrons for the sisters. Through the Institute’s principal patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception, the sisters seek to conform their lives and their whole beings to the Royal Heart of Our Lady’s Divine Son—thus their motto, In Corde Regis — "in the Heart of the King".


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Their days are centered around prayer: Holy Mass and the Divine Office in the traditional Latin form, one hour of mental prayer in the morning and adoration in the afternoon, the Rosary and other devotions. Punctuating this rich life of prayer are periods of manual labor and intellectual training, including instruction in Gregorian chant, Latin, spirituality, philosophy, theology, Church doctrine and history as well as learning arts such as embroidery, lace-making, and the care of liturgical vestments and altar linens.


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Being a semi-contemplative, semi-active community, the professed Sisters give themselves to apostolic work such as teaching catechism and teaching in schools of the Institute, serving spiritual retreats preached by the canons of the Institute, and serving wherever the Canons need their assistance, according to God’s Providence. The goal is not only the material good; rather, the sisters seek to share their life of adoration with the world around them, so that Christ the King reigns in every heart and in every aspect of society.


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The Adorers of the Royal Heart have the special vocation to pray for the sanctification of priests, especially those of the Institute of Christ the King, and to support them in their apostolates, through their work but most of all through their life consecrated and offered to God.


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More information: Sister Adorers.