by Peter S.
“When I first met Heart’s Home in November 2010 I was skeptical about what to expect. They seemed like a good group from the website but one should never believe everything he/she reads online. In any case, I took the chance, went to New York, and met the people who would become my spiritual family. I remember very clearly the first time I went out on visits with Heart’s Home over the “Come and See Weekend.” I was with Fr. Paul, who is one of the best priests I know, and we went to someone’s house in Brooklyn. When we knocked, the door was opened to a wife at home with her children. We were welcomed in and offered something to drink. I could not believe that such hospitality existed between a woman, her family, and a total stranger such as myself. The love I felt from that experience of welcome touches me even to this day. When we came back to the house that day, I knew that this was the group I was longing for.
When I returned from the mission I was not immediately interested in joining the Frat Max. I wanted to give myself some time to digest all that had taken place in Argentina and how this would be integrated into my life. All the while I continued to visit with the Heart’s Home community in New York. These were the only people who could make sense of how God had touched my life during the mission. I have grown close to the people in that community but on a deeper level, closer to God through the charism of compassion in a way that is unique to Heart’s Home. The experiences I had in the mission have touched me so deeply that I am now forever changed. To recognize that seal of belonging to Heart’s Home in a more public and official way, I decided to join the Frat Max. As a new member I feel that I have found a spiritual family and a spiritual home. This is what God has given me as a charismatic call, this is how my life can come closer to reflect the love of the Most Holy Trinity. In Argentina people would always ask us “Vos sos Puntos Corazon?” Literally this translates to, “Are you Heart’s Home?” This always sounded strange to me because I thought of myself as a member of Heart’s Home, but this did not mean that I was Heart’s Home. Now, however, I can say with confidence, “Si, yo soy Puntos Corazon” (Yes, I am Heart’s Home).”