Welcome to The Daughters of the Heart of Mary

Painting done for 160th AnnivOur Society is a world-wide congregation of vowed women religious founded in 1790 through the inspiration of a Jesuit, Fr. Pierre Joseph de Clorivière SJ, and a lay woman, Marie Adèlaïde de Cicé, who ardently desired to imitate Our Blessed Mother and the early Christians in their way of life.

In the 21st Century, we live our charism to respond to the needs of the time. We continue to foster and support life in a world in travail.

As part of a global congregation, the U.S. Province of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary embraces diversity, which is represented among our members in the United States and abroad.

In the spirit of our Founders, and with contemplative hearts, we seek truth, promote peace, and reverence all life in the name of Jesus, who is our center, and his mother Mary, who is our model.

Our Mission

The Society accommodates the continuation of religious life under all circumstances and in each milieu where a Daughter of the Heart of Mary is sent on mission. Wherever we may be, and in all circumstances, we are called to witness to the Risen Christ and to the liberating power of his Gospel.

Our Vision

The Daughters of the Heart of Mary are twenty-first century ecclesial women of many nations and cultures alive with the gifts of the Spirit. Following the example of the original Christian communities, our spirituality is rooted in Sacred Scripture and is exemplified in lives and ministries strengthened by communal prayer and spiritual sharing...READ MORE

Our Logo

DHM Logo in English no background

A stylised cross, two hearts, a flame and, above the crossbar, our name.

Simple, yet.... let's try to read it from the heart, as if we were reading poetry, because art is always poetry...READ MORE

DHM Members