The vision of Father Jules Chevalier, to make the Sacred Heart known and loved everywhere, led him to the deep desire to found several congregations. He also wanted a separate branch of laity, who would be formed and share in the spirit, charism and mission of the congregations.
Nowadays 3 religious congregations with an international network of laity are all part of one Chevalier family:
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC); founded by Father Jules Chevalier in 1854 in the French town of Issoudun.
Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (FDNSC); founded by Father Jules Chevalier in collaboration with Mother Marie Louise Hartzer in 1874.
The Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC), founded by Father Hubert Linckens MSC in 1900 with the approval
of Father Jules Chevalier.
Lay members of the Chevalier family