Heart’s Home history in a glance...
- 1990: Heart’s Home is founded by Rev. Thierry de Roucy. The first two Heart’s Home centers are opened in Argentina and Brazil. Eleven young people serve as missionaries.
- 1992-1999: Heart’s Home opens 24 houses around the world, in countries including Peru, India and the Phillipines, placing over 150 missionaries from 15 countries. In 1992, the first Heart’s Home village was founded in Brazil.
- 1999: 150 missionaries from 15 countries in 20 countries.
- 2000: On Maundy Thursday, Heart’s Home is approved as a Private Association of the Faithful by the Roman Catholic Church, through Estanislao Esteban Cardinal Karlic, Archbishop of Parana, Argentina.
- 2003: The first Heart’s Home is established in North America in the Bronx.
- 2005: Heart’s Home is granted special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
- 2006: New Heart’s Home centers are founded in Lviv, Ukraine and São Paolo, Brazil.
- 2007:Heart’s Home establishes the International Center for a Culture of Compassion in Woodbourne, NY.
- 2008: A new Heart’s Home center is founded in Valparaiso, Chile.
- 2009: Heart’s Home opens a center in Berlin, Germany.
55 centers established
& 2 villages
in 25 countries
1300 volunteers sent
from 38 nationalities
110 consecrated & priests