Heart’s Home participates in the prayer of the Church by reciting the Liturgy of the Hours (morning, evening and night prayer). Daily mass, communal rosary and an hour of adoration are observed by each missionary.
“The Eucharist will be the center of your houses, of your lives, of your hearts. I quote this wonderful passage from a letter written by Isabelle, a Missionary, that enlightens us about the role of adoration in every Heart’s Home.
“A time of adoration is very important if we want to rely on God. And this is all the more true as we live in a contemplative community.”
“The more I “contemplate”, the more I meet Him “under the appearance of children”; the more I contemplate, the more I look for Him behind the faces of those I meet, the more He reveals himself in the heart of destitution”
“The more I contemplate, the more I find the people I encounter beautiful, infinitely loved, infinitely sought after, infinitely lovable.”
“The more I contemplate, the more I feel infinitely loved, and only those who know they are infinitely loved can freely give evidence and manifest this infinite love to all.”
“The more I contemplate, the more I become an instrument of mercy, compassion and consolation”
“The people here don’t need the presence of such or such Missionary, but of God”
“So, if I can let myself be filled with His presence in contemplating Him, I’ll be able to serve the children, as my arms will become His arms, and my look on them will become His look…”
“And, all this is not a matter of having my head in the clouds. It takes place in extremely concrete situations, in very little things”
And these times of adoration that you’ll spend every day with Mary will prepare yourselves to the sacrifice of the Mass, when you’ll give up to God all the destitution of humanity and all your own destitution, and let Him transfigure your lives and the lives of your friends. Then you’ll see that your slums will not be slums any more, but already a part of the Kingdom, as the love you’ll experience there is the same as in heaven. And eventually, you may not long so much for living in beautiful palaces where indifference and coldness prevails. You’ll see how a sight reaching the depth of hearts can transfigure our vision of the universe!”