• August 5, 2017

Brooklyn: An American Family Reunion!

by Cecile Fourmeaux

From June 22nd-25th, over thirty friends joined us from all across the United States for our annual American Heart’s Home Family Reunion. We spent the weekend in a retreat house prov­i­den­tially dis­cov­ered not far away in Brooklyn. Our theme came from the feast we cel­e­brated over the weekend: John the Baptist. “Be­hold I pre­pare the way of the Lord.”

Amidst the many activ­i­ties, including a trip to the Atlantic ocean, guided visits of his­toric Brooklyn, a Brazilian fiesta for São João (John the Baptist), and amazing moments of Eucharistic Adoration and Confession, we dis­cov­ered just how much we belong to each other – whether former mis­sion­aries or their fam­i­lies, old friends from Brooklyn or new friends from the other side of the country. And the family is growing!

A few high­lights from those who were there: “Heart’s Home is really my home away from home.” (Carmen, a Honduran member of the Maximillian Kolbe Fraternity living in Florida)

“I redis­cov­ered the joy of serving others.” (Jessica, former mis­sionary in Senegal)

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