Rev. Thierry de Roucy founded Heart’s Home in 1990 during his time as the General Superior of the Servants of Jesus and Mary Congregation. He envisioned Heart’s Home as a presence of warmth and consolation to humanity as Mary was to her son Jesus at the foot of the Cross.
In 2000, Heart’s Home was officially approved by the Roman Catholic Church through Estanislao Esteban Cardinal Karlic, Archbishop of Parana (in Argentina) as a Private Association of the Faithful.
Heart’s Home is acknowledged by the bishops of the dioceses where it is established.
In the US, Heart’s Home is an active member of the Council of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities of the Archdiocese of New York.
The various branches of Heart’s Home:
Heart’s Home worldwide presence of compassion encompasses:
Lay missionaries: young lays who volunteer for 1 to 2 years within Heart’s Home to live compassion among the most suffering people, starting with the children.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Fraternities: lays who desire to live Heart’s Home charism in their daily lives whatever is their call. They are missionaries at their level and share Heart’s Home culture of compassion.
The Permanent members: Lays missionaries, young individuals who dedicate their lives in celibacy for the apostolic mission.
The Sacerdotal Molokai Fraternity: priests who live their ministry in accordance with Heart’s Home mission around the world.
The Servants of God’s presence: women who desire to live Heart’s Home charism within a religious congregation.