Here are some extracts from the speech Cardinal Karlic gave on good Thursday 2000.
“In my pastoral experience, over the years since Heart’s Home settled in the Archdiocese and given the Missionary expansion it has had in several places, I can say that this organization does a fruitful work of charity and that its members do much good.”
"Missionaries for sure but suffering Missionaries, Missionaries that feel compassion towards Christ just as the Virgin Mary does or even the Church when it acts in truth. One cannot be a Missionary if not ready to dye. The Mission demands the Missionary to accept to be fully sent, to dye for the other and to take part in God’s glory. I am personally deeply impressed by this entire gift. If we do not give ourselves fully, we cannot be part of God’s glory and this applies in each of our daily activities: cooking, cleaning the streets, celebrating mass or leaving to faraway countries. It seems important to me to state: you must feel compassion. Here lies the beauty of Rev. Thierry de Roucy’s work, one must feel compassion with Christ, one must enter in the Passion of Jesus and experience in turn compassion.
I pray so that we all be able to become Missionaries, being aware that it can only be done by compassion in union with Christ and by compassion towards the poor. That is the only way to be a Missionary.
To conclude, be a Missionary can only be led in communion with Jesus, in communion with the Virgin Mary. Thus, we can be sure of our success, sure that God will help us and grant us his Grace and Love, sure that we are improving the History, sure that we are on the path to Glory, and accordingly, we are sure to live in Hope and Joy. One obtains joy if one knows how to give oneself fully. For the greatest joy is Glory and Glory is always the resurrection from the dead. It is only by death that we will reach Glory and joy. Hence, we will spread the word and tell our friends not only «be hopeful and Glory will come» but also «here is the Glory». Where is God’s Glory? Where a human being lives according to God’s will.
Saint Irenee from Lyon said: “for the Glory of God is a living man”. God’s glory corresponds to the life you lead, loving poor just as Jesus loved them, loving the children, loving them until death. As long as you have not asked God the grace to give yourself until death, you have not given yourself entirely.
Thus, live in happiness, teach one another to live in hope, wherever you are sent. Hope is not only for tough moments that some of us experience or believe they do in Argentina or somewhere else in the world. Hope is just a necessity."
former Archbishop of Parana (Argentina).