"Today, more than ever, I want to give witness of my love for Christ and make it present by committing myself to the Fraternity of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, within Heart’s Home."
With such words, three Heart’s Home alumni have each acknowledged and declared more fully their belonging to this spiritual family.
The moment that I first heard of Heart’s Home, my own heart leapt towards the charism. To this day, I still cannot explain the moment. I went to the Come and See weekend and upon opening the door, that same leap occurred again. I have always felt that God chose the mission for me, not only for my time in Brazil, but for my life. Joining the Fraternity of Maximilian Kolbe this weekend was a simple ‘yes’ to live the charism of compassion that God called me to live three years ago and calls me to live every day. Sunday was a day of such joy surrounded by so many beautiful people that have accompanied me on my journey to the foot of the cross and promise to continue supporting and loving me. It was a day overflowing in the deep friendships that are the fruit of Heart’s Home’s work.
"By committing to the Fraternity of St Maximilien Kolbe, I have chosen to continue to embrace the charism of compassion and to live it out in my daily life, constantly remembering all the lessons on how to love that my friends in Peru taught me."
"I want to carry into my simple, daily life the beauty of the mission I lived with Heart’s Home in Honduras and El Salvador. That is why, with great joy, I have joined the Fraternity. It is not to make a new commitment as much as it is to continue and to tangibly express a commitment I have already made in my heart, to beg God’s grace that I may lovingly approach each friend, new or old, intentionally and compassionately at work, in my family and in the security line at the airport ... Everywhere!"