Our Mission

In union with Mary, the Christ-bearer, we seek to foster a world rooted in and revitalized by the Word of God.

Adelaide w globe Painting at Marian Center




The Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary is a world-wide congregation of women religious founded in 1790 through the inspiration of a priest and a lay woman who ardently desired to imitate Our Blessed Mother and live like her.

Today in the 21st Century, we continue to live out our founders' inspiration through lives of contemplation in action in the midst of the world. The Society provides for the continuance of religious life under all circumstances in every milieu where a Daughter of the Heart of Mary is sent in mission to proclaim the kingdom of God.


DHM Around the World


France/Switzerland: www.societe-fcm.cef.fr

England/Ireland: www.dhmary.com

Japan: www.meisen.org/maria

Germany: www.f-c-m.org

India North: www.dhmindianorth.org

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  • Prayer of Thomas Merton

    MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. Nor do I really know myself. And the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

    But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. And I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

    Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me. And you will never leave me to face my struggles alone.

    Join Us in Praying for Vocations in this Year of Consecrated Life!

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Painting Gifted to U.S. Province

bottomrightClick here to read more about Artist, Janet McKenzie, including her Artist Statement about our painting.