Chevalier Family

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The Chevalier Family draws together those women and men who live the Spirituality of the Heart and feel themselves animated by the charism of Father Chevalier.  Those belonging to this family are: the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, and the Laity of the Chevalier Family.

 

 

 

Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, MSC Sisters (Since 1900)
 
MSC Sisters are the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart founded in Hiltrup, Germany in 1900 by  Fr. Hubert Linckens, msc for the purpose of sending missionaries to the South Pacific. The MSC sisters draw their spiritual inspiration and heritage from Fr. Jules Chevalier, msc who founded his own congregation, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.   The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart grew rapidly as a congregation and from Germany the sisters were sent out to serve and make known God’s love in many countries.  
 
 
 
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, FDNSC Sisters (Since 1875)
 
FDNSC Sisters also known as the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart were founded in 1875 in France by Fr. Jules Chevalier, msc.  His intention was to form a group of women under the guidance and protection of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart who with the same spirit and charism of his congregation could work side by side with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in mission.  
 
 
 
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, MSC Priests and Brothers (Since 1854)
 
MSC Priests and Brothers are known as the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.  Founded in France in 1854 by Fr. Jules Chevalier, a diocesan priest at the time, they experienced many challenges in their early history.  Over the years they have worked collaboratively with the FDNSC and MSC sisters in various missions.    
 
 
 
 
Laity of the Chevalier Family
 
Laity of the Chevalier Family are men and women who have been drawn to the Spirituality of the Heart, the spirit and charism of Jules Chevalier, msc.   Formed in this spirituality, they commit themselves to deepen their relationship with God and to witness God’s love in their lives and in every encounter.  They are closely united with and share in the mission of the MSC men, MSC sisters and FDNSC sisters truly forming one Chevalier Family.
 
 


Cor Novum

Cor Novum (Latin; 'New Heart') in Issoudun - France, is an international spirituality center with a threefold purpose:

  • To engage in research and writing regarding our charism and mission.
  • To offer programmes of various kinds in Issoudun; programmes designed for the spiritual and ministerial formation of the religious members of the three Congregations and the Laity of the Chevalier Family and, countries of the Chevalier Family throughout the world. The international team is composed of members of the Congregations. 
  • To enable the team members of the centre to participate and respond to invitations to take part in courses, retreats and meetings happening in the different.

"We have to know, love and accept the love of the heart of Jesus. That will give it everything it lacks."

- Fr. Chevalier -  

Tri-Generalate

One expression of the common charism and mission of the Chevalier Family are regulaar meetings and collaboration between the Tri-Generalate which is the  General Leadership Teams of the three Congregations – the MSC Priests and Brothers, FDNSC Sisters, and the  MSC Sisters.    They have regular contact and dialogue with the coordinating group of the Laity of the Chevalier Family. Since 1983 the leadership teams meet regularly as the Tri-Generalate for mutual support, collaboration in mission and for discussion of common issues concerning the whole Chevalier Family. 
 
 
 
To be the Heart of God in the World!
- Fr. H. Linckens -