Daughters of Holy Mary of The Heart of Jesus


Our Delegation was founded on September 21, 2011 by our Foundress, Reverend Mother María de Jesús Velarde. She traveled with the first missionary Sisters from the Region of Spain who, from the very beginning, dedicated themselves to vocational and youth ministry, with the good pleasure and blessing of the local bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio.


In September 2014, the Providence of God blessed us with the acquisition of a closed parish in the diocese, which is now the center of our foundation in this country. Through this Divine Providence, the charity of men and the prayers of the Sisters, we now have on this property:

  • Marian Fountain of Living Faith Novitiate
  • Casa Velarde and Fiat House, used as retreat houses for young adult ministry
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Oratory, a center for pilgrimages and spirituality for those who want to turn to the powerful protection and intercession of our Patroness, the Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus.

We give thanks to God for the blessings showered upon us throughout these years. We know that they are only seeds of a great endeavor, carried out for His greater glory and for the good of the Church in America.

  • You can make it possible for this seed to become a great tree, contributing to our efforts to reach more youth, teens, children and families…
  • You can make it possible for American vocations to share our Charism and give themselves to the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in union with Our Lady….

help us with your prayer and, if God has blessed you with material goods, invest them in a mission that returns one hundred to one and gives eternal life. Please consider supporting us.


    * The formation of the Sisters: St. John Paul II Fund
    * Youth and young adult ministry: St. Joseph Fund

(In the memo, write the name of the fund to which you would like to donate.)

700 Lovers Lane / Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Our benefactors are remembered daily in our prayers and in a special monthly Mass