FoundersThe Year was 1790:

Amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution, a noblewoman, Marie Adelaide de Cicé, dared to dream of a new way of living religious life in the world. Providentially she met a Jesuit priest, Pierre Joseph de Clorivière, S.J., who was exploring new ways to serve the church and to keep religious life from becoming extinct in France.

The Conception:

On July 19, 1790 Fr. de Clorivière had the first of two inspirations: a society for priests that would reinforce their spiritual lives and provide the support needed by them to serve in troubled times.

On August 18 he had the second inspiration: to found a society for women. This corresponded to Adelaide's inspiration as conceived by the Holy Spirit...preservation of life in the midst of hell.

The Inception:

On February 2, 1791 the two societies were initiated to carry our God's purpose for all humanity: Daughters of the Heart of Mary and Priests of the Heart of Jesus.



DHM Around the World


Below is a partial listing of our provinces  -- those with websites

DHM International Website: www.sfcminternational.org/ENG

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.com

Portugal:  www.fcmportugal.pt

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