The Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus, is a Religious Institute of apostolic life and pontificial right, aggregated to the Order of the Friars Minor. We acknowledge its origin to the joint action of Father Joseph Diacono, who was the initiator, and of Mother Margherita who promoted, developed and brought it to maturity. We therefore commit ourselves to follow Christ more closely by the profession of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, living in fraternity the Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St Francis.