“Once again I wished to indicate the way of holiness as the path to be followed by the faithful of the third millennium. On the vast ocean of history, the Church need not fear the challenges and the threats which she meets in the course of her voyage through time if she keeps steering a steady course in the royal channel of holiness…”

-Pope St. John paul II general audience following his Jubilee Pilgrimage in thefootsteps of Saint Paul the Apostle to Greece, May 14, 2001.

Pastoral Ministry Days 2022

April 3-5, 2022 | Terra Sancta Retreat Center

This year’s theme is dedicated to evangelization, and will be led by Mother Adela Galindo, Foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary (the order of Sisters new to our Diocese).  

With the presence of the first-class relic of the blood of St. John Paul II, this year’s theme will also unfold from the heart of the Magisterium of this great saint. Thus, our title this year is, “Be Not Afraid! The New Evangelization in the Areopagus of our Times.” 

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Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Mother Adela Galindo was born in Leon, Nicaragua. Her childhood was marked by a profound Marian spirituality which has become more obvious and tangible as the years have passed. During her youth, she became actively involved in the Charismatic Renewal, experiencing in a renewed manner the powerful effects of the union of two currents of spirituality: Marian and charismatic, which led her to a deep love for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

In 1990, she founded the Religious Institute, the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida for religious women. The spiritual charism of the Institute is to be a living image and presence of the Heart, Person and Mission of Mary in the Heart of the Church and in the heart of the world, and to place their Marian charism in communion with and service to the Apostolic- Petrine Principle. From the very beginnings of their Foundation, the Servants have been actively serving St. John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization, manifesting the “all-embracing motherhood of Our Lady and of the Church,” serving in all areas of the life of the Church with their multiform vast apostolic mission of evangelization and formation. Their Marian apostolic activity is born from a deep Eucharistic-centered life and from a formation deeply rooted in the Magisterium of the Church, with a particular mission to keep alive and transmit the legacy of Saint John Paul II.

Mother Adela is also the Foundress of the male branch of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary Brothers and Priests, as well as the Apostles of the Pierced Hearts, the lay members dedicated to love and promote the triumph of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the whole world.

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