Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

We are blessed that Sister Carmen Acosta and Sister Lucia Tu from the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart serve our parish in religious education and faith formation. 

Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart are dedicated religious women from a variety of international backgrounds. They joyfully serve the universal Church through their community apostolate of religious education in three continents: in the archdioceses of Los Angeles and St. Louis, in the dioceses of Orange and San Bernardino, and in the archdiocese of Taipei, Taiwan, where the evangelization apostolate is complemented with significant medical work.  Sacred Heart Sisters strive to present our Catholic Faith to every age level in an inspiring, dynamic, attractive manner leading the whole person to conversion of heart.

Sacred Heart Sisters are devoted to a life rooted in Christ and united with Christ through daily prayer.  They respond to God’s infinite love in daily personal prayer and every Friday, they spend an hour of adoration with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They are united in the praise of God in
various forms of shared prayer.  With grateful hearts they celebrate Christ’s love in daily Eucharist and are devoted to the Blessed Mother who has a central place in their daily personal and communal prayer.

Sister Ida Peterfy, S.D.S.H. Foundress of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, said “The love of Our Lord is everything! When you realize that you love Our Lord, when you realize that He really loves you too, He personally loves you, then you cannot help but love Him back. Once you love Him back, it obviously leads to the Sacred Heart.”

Learn more about the work of the Sacred Heart Sisters.