|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2007 06:55|
Another member of the Apostolic Underground: Heart's Home or Points Coeur
A missionary lay movement founded in 1990 by a French priest, Father Thierry de Roucy, S.J.M, Heart's Home gives young adults a chance to spend 14 months of their lives as missionaries serving some of the most suffering people in the world.
A Heart's Home is a very simple and welcoming house, a refuge of love and tenderness, located in a slum or a deprived area. It is the house of 4 or 5 missionaries (age 21 to 35 years), men or women of various nationalities, who chose to answer God's call through dedicating at least 14 months of their lives to the service of the poor. No previous experience or degree is necessary.
There are currently 30 "Heart's Home" in 20 countries, including two villages for the poor in Brazil and India. The first home in the US was opened in the Bronx in 2003.
If you or a young adult of your acquaintance is exploring missionary service, check it out.