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The Massacre that Gave Life to the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart

The Event that Created the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ

Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike are familiar with the beneficence of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. They are seen in schools, hospitals and in other settings around the world compassionately serving humankind. Who would think that this loving group would have been brutually attacked and killed? Who would think that God would have used this tragedy for good, putting the Missionary Sisters on the map and prompting many young women to join their ranks of servitude?

One hundred ago years in Papua New Guinea a fledgling Catholic missionary group was massacred by natives. As the story of the killing spread around the globe, numerous women wanted to devote their lives to serving God and volunteered to go to Papua New Guinea. So many volunteered to go to South Pacific nation that many women were re-assigned to other countries. The event spring boarded the nuns into service around the globe and their impact is still strongly felt today.




In Berks County, the Missionary Sisters operate Sacred Heart Villa, a personal care home in the park-like setting atop of hill in Laureldale outside Reading. Here the aging seniors like peacefully among the Sisters in the beautiful facility. Sacred Heart Villa is now accepting residents. If you are seeking care for yourself or loved one, contact Sacred Heart Villa today at 610-929-5751 for a tour. You can also visit