• January 3, 2013

High Recognition by the French State
to Heart’s Home Founder

Rev. Thierry de Roucy

Dear Friends and Sponsors,

The year 2013 has brought won­derful tid­ings to us and we want to share and cel­e­brate them with you.

On January 1st, our founder, Rev. Thierry de Roucy, has been pro­moted to the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honor. Father Thierry was first nom­i­nated a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2003.

The Legion of Honor, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honor (Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur) is a French order estab­lished by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest dec­o­ra­tion in France and it is divided in 5 degrees. The order’s motto is Honneur et Patrie ("Honor and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris.

This dis­tinc­tion is a recog­ni­tion of the work done by Father Thierry since 1990. It is also, we believe, a recog­ni­tion of the work of each one of our vol­un­teers, our priests, reli­gious sis­ters and lay con­se­crated, of each family and young people com­mitted in the St Maximilien Kolbe Fraternities, of all of the friends who sur­round us with their affec­tion and of each sponsor who, for many years, have been par­tic­i­pating spir­i­tu­ally or finan­cially to our mis­sion.

On this day, January 4th, anniver­sary of the Intuition Day which saw the birth of our Spiritual Family 23 years ago, we want to thank Father Thierry for his tire­less work and father­hood and to con­grat­u­late him on this recog­ni­tion.

Laetitia Palluat de Besset
Heart’s Home USA President

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