AMASC was formed in 1960 in Brussels at the request of Reverend Mother General de Valon. Reverend Mother de Valon saw an important and vital role the alumnae and alumni could play in fostering the work and spirit of the Society of the Sacred Heart (the Catholic Order of Nuns founded by St Madeleine Sophie Barat in the early 1800's).
National Associations of women and men were organized to form the World Association that included alumnae and alumni of: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cuba-in-Exile, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, République Démocratique du Congo, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan ROC, USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The International Association of alumnae and alumni of the Sacred Heart meets every four years holding a World Congress. XV AMASC World Congress will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in 2014.Details to be announced.