The Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were founded by
Mother Teresa Casini in Grottaferrata, Italy on February 2, 1894.
They are women who strive to attain union with God by offering their
lives for the diocesan priesthood. Their special charism is both
spiritual and ministerial. The sisters are called first of all to
pray for priestly holiness and to offer the joys and sorrows of
their lives for the good of priests. Ministerially, the sisters
care for retired and convalescent priests and collaborate with them
in parish ministry which includes teaching, directing religious
education, hospital visitation and distribution of the Eucharist
to the homebound.