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INSTITUTE OF THE HEART OF JESUS

Diocesan priests living consecrated life fraternally in service to the People of God

We are a secular institute of diocesan priests who support one another in ministry through the profession of the evangelical counsels and ongoing priestly fraternity.  Members profess the three vows of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience while remaining as diocesan priests fully incardinated in their own diocese.  The basic commitment is to make a daily Holy Hour, meet monthly with other priests for a Review of Life, and make an annual retreat with other members of the Institute.  As a secular institute, members continue to live and minister in their regular diocesan assignments.