Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent

Felician Sisters arrived in Western Pennsylvania in 1920 and resided in a temporary motherhouse in McKeesport. By 1931, they dedicated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart convent in Coraopolis, eleven miles outside of Pittsburgh. Constructed on the summit of a hill, the E-shaped structure consists of three-story red brick buildings with stone trim, overlooking the Ohio Valley. A beautiful chapel stands in the middle, with the motherhouse in one wing, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in the other. In 2003, the sisters took a monumental leap of faith, engaging in an environmentally friendly total renovation. The remodeled building, which exemplifies “green design” principles and Franciscan values, integrates the convent and the school with intergenerational spaces and earned a LEED Gold certification.

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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  • Felician Sisters of North America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
  • EIN 27-1282473
Felician Sisters of North America