The Call, Not a Commandment, but a Seed

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Fr. Thierry de Roucy
20th Anniversary of Heart’s Home’s Intuition Day

It was a Thursday, on January 4th. This day was to be like any other day. I was at the monastery of Ourscamp, the mother house of the Congregation I used to belong to. In the morning I had been busy writing new year cards and answering many phone calls. Probably the lunch with the community was still affected by some kind of post-Christmas peace and  joy. Once the meal was over, we got our coats on and went out to pray the Rosary, walking in the park. While our procession passed by the ruins of the old abbey, we were praying the first joyful mystery, the Annunciation. Suddenly, as in a flash, I was given the grace to behold the Movement as it exists today. No extasis, no earthquake, no apocalyptic vision… Only a breath, a very sweet light… No words, but a silence full of a Presence…

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Photo and Compassion

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Fr. Thierry de Roucy

            There are ‘photo families’, I mean families where the least event is an opportunity to take lots of pictures. There are ‘photo mothers’, I mean mothers whose purse is full of pictures of their loved ones, which they spontaneously show to each and everyone they come across. There are ‘photo travelers’, people who, when they travel, spend more time behind their cameras than facing reality. I have to admit that, in the environment where I grew up, we were not very fond of photography. My mother had a camera from the time before she was engaged, which she used on very rare occasions. Every film would hibernate for a long time before it was finally developed. I believe that since then she never got any other camera than this one, which dates back to the 1950s. I come from a family where we value gross reality more than pictures on paper, where the present is more important than remembrances or projects. Continue reading

There Can Be No Friendship Without a True Self

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Fr. Thierry de Roucy

Overall, it is money that rules the world and the destinies of the vast majority of men. The poor try to be less poor—understandably so—and the rich try to get richer. And every effort, every decision, every worry, is driven by a desire to possess. In short, the mainstream culture is a culture of money. As a result, money prevails over politics . . . prevails over tradition . . . prevails, not surprisingly, over metaphysics. Continue reading