Sacred Hearts (of Jesus and Mary), Congregation of The
Sacred Hearts (Of Jesus And Mary), Congregation Of The, a religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, founded at Poitiers in 1800 by M. Coudrin aln Madame Ayme de la Chevallerie, for the cultivation of personal piety (hence it is sometimes styled the Order of the Perpetual Adoration of the Holy Host), the education of youth, missionary labors, etc. The Congregation has houses in various parts of France. See Migne, Diet. des Ordres Religieux, 4, 1277 sq.