By Brittany K.
Orientation literally means the state of being oriented. I was impressed with Heart’s Home’s orientation, because I felt myself literally being oriented-oriented towards Christ. Orientation is meant to orient you towards the mission life you are committing to and it did just that. Depth, devotion, and fullness are the three words that sum up my 2-week orientation program at Heart’s Home.
Depth. Devotion. Fullness. There is a deep devotion involved with Heart’s Home. There is a devotion to prayer, to compassion, to obedience, to poverty, to chastity, to our community, to our neighborhoods, to the mission at hand, and to our loving Savior. There is depth to the discussions, to the intentions, and to the mission life lived. And the 2 weeks is full of life, challenges, learning, culture, art, and friendships.
Daily adoration is not part of my normal daily routine, and I found it to be a time of spiritual growth as well as an incredibly rich time with Jesus. Daily adoration is one reason orientation was a time of orienting me further towards Christ. “I am with you always, until the end of the age” is the verse that kept reoccurring in my mind throughout my time in Brooklyn (Mathew 28:20). This verse and reality sunk in further and left me amazed. He is quite literally always with us in the Eucharist, even until the end of the ages, and this is no small thing but the greatest of all blessings.
The Holy Spirit is truly at work in the Heart’s Home family overall. I am grateful to be part of His beautiful and exciting movements within Heart’s Home.