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DHM Connection Blog

 

Welcome to the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary Blog. The purpose of the Blog is to inform the readers of the various aspects of how members of the Society live our charism in the 21st century. 

 

"It is not you who chose me but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain." (John 15,16) Part Two

“Let us go on increasing our love for our holy vocation ever more and more, for it unites us to God with an undivided love, and at the same time calls on us to love and serve our neighbor for the love of Christ who so loved him as to have died for him.” Adelaide de Cice, July 1, 1803

A definition of a vocation I recently heard on the Rosary Miracle Prayer application created by the Sisters of St. Paul is that, “A vocation is a dynamic response to God’s dream for us as it unfolds throughout our life.  God calls us to love, this is our vocation which shapes not just what we do, but everything we are.” 

Read more: "It is not you who chose me but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will...

Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part Three

“Behold Your Mother” (John 19:27) Part 3

“We must never forget, my very dear Sisters, that Mary, our august Queen and tender Mother, is for us the channel for all the graces of which her Son is the source. God in his wisdom and goodness has willed to bestow all his treasures through her. “Adelaide de Cice

 

During this Year of Mercy, I must comment on Mary in her role of Mother of Mercy. Pope Francis in his document Misericordiae Vultus refers to Mary as the Mother of Mercy and stated the desire for Mary to watch over us “so that all of us may rediscover the joy of God’s tenderness.”  As Pope Francis points out in the document, Mary treasured divine mercy in her heart from Jesus’ conception onward, and continues to do so to this day. 

Read more: Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part Three

“It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.” (John 15,16) Part One

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“Let us go on increasing our love for our holy vocation ever more and more, for it unites us to God with an undivided love, and at the same time calls on us to love and serve our neighbor for the love of Christ who so loved him as to have died for him.” Adelaide de Cice, July 1, 1803

I firmly believe that God has created each of us in order to share our lives and love with God and others.   God has chosen a specific work for each of us and one of the greatest challenges that we face is determining what ministry will best enable us to accomplish that given our talents and abilities.

Read more: “It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will...

Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part Two

“We must never forget, my very dear Sisters, that Mary, our august Queen and tender Mother, is for us the channel for all the graces of which her Son is the source. God in his wisdom and goodness has willed to bestow all his treasures through her. “Adelaide de Cice

We, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, have a special devotion to Mary both individually and collectively.  Mary symbolizes the complete span of Jesus’ ministry from his incarnation to his crucifixion. 

Read more: Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part Two

“It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.” (John 15,16) Part One (3)

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“Let us go on increasing our love for our holy vocation ever more and more, for it unites us to God with an undivided love, and at the same time calls on us to love and serve our neighbor for the love of Christ who so loved him as to have died for him.” Adelaide de Cice, July 1, 1803

I firmly believe that God has created each of us in order to share our lives and love with God and others.   God has chosen a specific work for each of us and one of the greatest challenges that we face is determining what ministry will best enable us to accomplish that given our talents and abilities.

Read more: “It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will...

Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part One

“Behold Your Mother” (Jn 19:27)

“We must never forget, my very dear Sisters, that Mary, our august Queen and tender Mother, is for us the channel for all the graces of which her Son is the source. God in his wisdom and goodness has willed to bestow all his treasures through her. “ Adelaide de Cice,  

The fourth quote on which the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary is founded is taken from the gospel of John in which just prior to dying on the Cross, Jesus first says to Mary, “Woman, behold, your son” and then says to John “Behold your Mother.”  

Read more: Behold Your Mother (Jn 19,27) Part One

DHM Around the World

LOCATED ON 5 CONTINENTS IN 30 COUNTRIES

Below is a partial listing of our provinces  -- those with websites

DHM International Website: www.sfcminternational.org/ENG

France/Switzerland: www.societe-fcm.cef.fr

England/Ireland: www.dhmary.com

Japan: www.meisen.org/maria

Germany: www.f-c-m.org

India North:  www.dhmindianorth.com

Portugal:  www.fcmportugal.pt

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Latest News

  • Announcement

     June 3, 2020

    "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS: LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS".

    Among our most valued books are The Bible, The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States.  The first is a life-line for a multitude of people; the second and third reinforce the basic principles of the Abrahamic Religions: The Hebrew Scriptures, The Gospels of Jesus, and the Koran, namely, that "Every Human Being is endowed with the dignity of the Image of God and is worthy of respect." 

    To salute the flag of the United States and pledge allegiance; to sing hymns and pray to God in worship with one breath, and with the next support discrimination, foster acts of violence, deny basic rights to any man, woman or child, is the height of hypocrisy, whatever one's station or position may be in this, "Our One Nation Under God, which proclaims Liberty and Justice for All."

    Miriam Najimy DHM, U.S. Provincial, Daughters of the Heart of Mary

    Denise Granger SSJ, Coordinator SSJ Office for Justice and Peace

    June 8, 2020

    The final line in the statement above stands without meaning for as long as injustice is committed against any man, woman or child.  The proclamation of 'Liberty and Justice for All' remains no more than an EMPTY PLEDGE, diminishing the Constitution of the United States in its entirety. One missing link in the chain renders that chain useless.

    The assassination of Mr. George Floyd, caused by those who swore an oath to protect and defend the law of the land; a law that stands in defense of the presumption of innocence for all people; a law that demands evidential proof of guilt.  Mr. Floyd was presumed guilty without a slip of evidence and executed for being black.  The epitome of racist hatred, a mockery of the DeClaration of Independence and our Constitution.

    One Nation Under WHO???

    Miriam Najimy DHM, U.S. Provincial, Daughters of the Heart of Mary

Painting Gifted to U.S. Province

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