• September 19, 2014
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A Word from our New President: Sister Blandine

Dear friends,

At the begin­ning of this school year and as I start serving as the new pres­i­dent of Heart’s Home USA, I would like to come to you first of all to say thank you. I am very grateful for your friend­ship, sup­port, and interest in our mis­sion. It is thanks to you that Heart’s Home is able to live and grow. As a member of Heart’s Home USA since its foun­da­tion in 2003, I have seen how much help we have received throughout these 11 years. From a single ser­vice center orig­i­nally located in the Bronx, Heart’s Home USA now has a com­mu­nity of stu­dents in Spokane, an International Center for a Culture of Compassion, a Fraternity of Maximilian Kolbe, a mis­sionary pro­gram, cul­tural events orga­nized year round, prayer groups, and so many other activ­i­ties; all of which con­tributes to spreading a cul­ture of com­pas­sion.

Looking at all that has hap­pened so far, I am very con­fi­dent for the future and will put my effort to help Heart’s Home grow and develop even more.

My wish is three­fold:
First, that we all deepen our faith, hope and love; putting our­selves anew in the school of Mary, joining her at the foot of the cross.
Second, that the vol­un­teer pro­gram expands and reaches out to more young people. I have wit­nessed how the one year mis­sionary expe­ri­ence has changed the life of many who com­mitted to it and I would like this oppor­tu­nity to be offered to many more young people so that they may expe­ri­ence the fruit­ful­ness of an intense prayer life, the beauty of bringing and receiving friend­ship, and the rich­ness of living in com­mu­nity.
Third, that more oppor­tu­ni­ties be given to come and stay at the ICCC. We’ve met so many per­sons looking for a peaceful, prayerful, and restful place! So many are looking for a place to renew their strength, to deepen their prayer life, or to simply enjoy a good bal­ance between soli­tude and com­mu­nity gath­er­ings.

I hope you will con­tinue to join me and Heart’s Home in this effort,
helping in any way you can.

I assure you of my prayer and my ded­i­ca­tion.

Sr Blandine Paponaud


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