Welcome to Sacred Heart Sisters South Sudan (JUBA)

Brief Historical Background

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a religious and apostolic Institute of local origin. “Sisters Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Juba” is their official title. In Uganda they are called “Sacred Heart Sisters of Moyo”, as their main centre is Moyo town, Arua Diocese. They are a Catholic, local congregation of religious women founded in 1954 by the late Bishop Sixtus Mazzoldi in Juba, South Sudan. Bishop Mazzoldi was a Comboni Missionary who was then the Bishop of Juba. They are not attached to any other international congregation who may also bear the name “Sacred Heart”.
Fr Sixtus Mazzoldi came to Sudan in 1931, and was at Rejaf Parish among the Bari people. Three years later in 1934, he was transferred to Kapoeta. He remained at Kapoeta for 12 years. Then he left the area in 1946 in order to become Rector of Okaru seminary. In 1947, he went to Italy to take part in the General Chapter of their congregation. At the end of that same year he was appointed the Regional Superior of the missionaries of the Prefecture Apostolic of Bahr-el-Gebel. In 1951, when the Prefecture Apostolic of Bahr-el-Gebel was elevated to Vicariate Apostolic, Mazzolidi was chosen to be its first Bishop. He was consecrated Bishop on 24th June 1951 in Trento (Italy). His Episcopal motto was: “So that they could have life”.
His attention to the evangelization of the rural population entrusted to his care continued in his new place of responsibility as pastor of the whole Vicariate. It was at this time that besides the normal pastoral work in his Vicariate, Bishop Mazzoldi took upon himself the responsibility of starting the two religious’ congregations of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Brothers of St Martin de Porres. At foundation, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were called “The Sudanese Teaching Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Juba”. As the Congregation expanded to Uganda and Kenya, the name of the congregation was modified to “Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus” to include all nationalities.

Area of Apostolate

Area of Apostolate

The aim of establishing this congregation was to evangelize and educate children in schools. However, with time, the sisters began to engage in various other activities that could foster the development of the local Church, such as pastoral work, social work, nursing (health care) and others and helping the Orphans of the Prolonged political-war.

In the Archdiocese of Gulu, the Sacred Heart Sisters of Moyo have two communities. They run two girls tailoring schools: St. Monica Gulu and Atyak, a kindergarten, and a dispensary. Some of their members also teach in Ocer Campion Jesuit College.

In Juba Archdiocese, the Scared Heart Sisters run an Orphanage in the war-torn poverty-stricken Area. Despite the few positive economic achievements, South Sudan remains among the poorest countries in the world and four out of five South Sudanese still live below the international poverty line of $1.90 per day.


The Catholic Caritas Juba is a public humanitarian organization with ecclesiastical legal personality, which helps those in need regardless of age, gender or denomination through the maintenance of social and health care institutions and various aid programs and actions. Our work is defined by the principles and standards developed and adopted by the major international aid organizations. We consider it most important that the personal love of the volunteers and professional staff working in the caritas network reaches the people we support. We practice charity in a community and we welcome all those who are interested in these communities.
The charity rooted in love of God is primarily the responsibility of each believer, but it is also the responsibility of the entire ecclesial community at all levels: from local communities to sub-churches (dioceses) to the entire world church. The Church as a community must also practice love. This, in turn, requires that love have the organizations to carry out community service in an orderly manner (Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical on Christian love beginning with Deus caritas est). So Caritas is both a movement and an institution. A movement in which volunteers work and an institution that, as the official aid organization of the Catholic Church, provides the framework for the work.


The Caritas, as a movement, is built on communities that act as ecclesiastical legal entities, within which God’s people carry out Christ’s command to love. The members of the movement can be parish charitable groups, diocesan charitable organizations, monastic orders engaged in social and charitable activities, and the central institutions of the Hungarian Catholic Episcopal Conference carrying out social and charitable activities. Joining the movement is voluntary. The activities of the movement are coordinated by the Catholic Caritas. The movement is predominantly connected by communities made up of volunteers who work to bring God’s love to the world and therefore selflessly do good to people.

The prayer of the Caritas staff.

Thank you, sir, for loving me today.
You made me reciprocate.
You brought my fellow men in front of me
I could recognize you and do good to them.
Thank you, Lord, for your will
I could have acted. Please forgive me,
If I hurt my fellow human beings!
Please, Lord, increase your humility in me
And serving love!
Flood with the power of the Holy Spirit,
To be happy to do my job!
Add Lord, in faith and in Your love
I will persevere in all circumstances!
Let my brethren know of my love,
That I am your disciple.
Give me, Lord, that I may give thanks every day
For my life and those entrusted to me!
Thank you, sir, for loving us so much.

The Ten Commandments of Caritas

1. You can only really help out of love.
2. He helps twice who helps quickly. Bureaucracy is the death of the Caritas.
3. Never humiliate a person in trouble: feel happy to help.
4. Help so that the needy can help themselves. Lead me to self-activity.
5. Do not give alms, but try to remedy the root of the trouble.
6. The person in trouble is not an “ESET” but a person. Take it in person, take care of it, take time, patience, sincere interest.
7. Prevent abuse. Follow up on the most important issues.
8. Account for every penny with embarrassing accuracy and thank you for every donation.
9. Aid is not a monopoly, nor is it competition. Help someone who wants to help.
10. Don't wait for gratitude. Don't be offended. Don't be petty. Pray for those God has entrusted to your love ...

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Sacred Heart Sisters (JUBA)
P.O. Box 2578, Juba-South Sudan
Sr. Dr. Alice Jurugo Drajea


+211 918344663 / +211 921003355