Our Congregation, by a special design of God, was founded by Mother Maria Amada del Niño Jesus (Maria Regina Sanchez Muñoz), nun of the Order of the Incarnate Verb and the Blessed Sacrament, in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, in the year 1926, during a time of the religious persecution experienced by the Mexican Nation.

Our Institute of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe (whose initials in Spanish are: MSCGpe), by the grace of God and the Holy See, is in the Church a Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right. It is intended to overall promote the glory of God and the sanctification of each of its members, in intimate communion with the Holy Trinity and by the practice of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, lived in community with an intense love and increasingly ardent to the Heart of Jesus, to feed its apostolic zeal for the extension of his Kingdom of love throughout the world following the example of Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

Ecclesiastical Approvals

a) Pious Union: Awarded to our Institute by decree of March 12th, 1941 by the Archbishop of Mexico D. Luis Maria Martinez.
b) Diocesan: Granted by rescript of June 25, 1947, under the pontificate of His Holiness Pius XII. Archbishop Primate of Mexico, D. Luis Maria Martinez made the decree of canonical erection of September 5th 1947.
c) Pontifical: Pope Paul VI grants us the “Decree of Praise” on July 29th, 1964.

Prayer for the Canonization

Heavenly Father, you who delights in decorating your saints and chosen ones with the virtues of your Divine Son, and who wanted to scorch your daughter Maria Amada with the Fire of Love of His Hearth, and the ardent zeal to extend His Kingdom which was manifested trough her love for the poor and the homeless; we ask for the grace to imitate her example for your greater glory and the good of the Church, that she will be raised to the honor of the altars. We ask this for Saint Mary of Guadalupe, and the merits of Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for her Intercession

Merciful Father, you have chosen your daughter Maria Amada, whom burned in the love of Jesus Christ, your Son, and full of zeal for the extension of the Kingdom of Love from his Heart, who will throughout her life care for those who suffer, especially for the poor and homeless. We ask You through her intercession, grant us the grace that we ask in faith ... (make your request). We thank you for all the gifts that you have granted us and those which you want to give us through him. Listen compassionately to our prayers and let us know your will, for Our Lady of Guadalupe and the merits of Christ our Lord. Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!