Matka Adela


Born in Nicaragua and later moved to the United States, Mother Adela Galindo has a master’s degree in theology and is a Doctor of Philosophy, Theology, and Leadership (honoris causa), and a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa). She is the Foundress and Mother General of the bilingual religious family Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary: founding the Religious Sisters in 1990, the lay branch Apostles of the Pierced Hearts in 2000, and the Religious Brothers and Priests in 2018. As of September, she has founded 17 convents in 10 dioceses in the United States, Rome, Paraguay, and Poland. Mother Adela is a faithful spiritual daughter of St. John Paul II. Since the first moment he appeared on the balcony in St. Peter’s, she experienced a profound communion of hearts that moved her to proclaim, “At last, I found the heart that I have been looking for!” Since then, she has dedicated herself not only to studying the Magisterium of St. John Paul II but also instilling it within all the members of her spiritual family, making a great commitment to teach his legacy and to keep it alive, a mission that she herself has carried out through all her evangelization and formation ministry. Mother Adela has been an untiring evangelizer worldwide by preaching at national and international conferences, social media, leading pilgrimages, and works of solidarity, especially in the Holy Land, for which she was named a Dame of the Holy Sepulcher. She has received many recognitions for her outstanding dedication and zeal to build a civilization of love, life, truth, and solidarity to extend the reign of the Pierced Hearts.