DHM Connection Blog

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. 

 

Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part Three

Let us often recall, my dear Sisters, what we must never forget, that we are in the world but not of it, and that we are there only to procure the glory of Jesus Christ to whom we belong. Marie Adelaide de Cice, First Circular Letter (undated)

One subject that has frequently come up lately in conversation is the whole issue of how electronic devices are becoming more and more prominent in our lives, especially to our detriment. 

Read more: Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part Three

Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part One

 

Let us often recall, my dear Sisters, what we must never forget, that we are in the world but not of it, and that we are there only to procure the glory of Jesus Christ to whom we belong. Marie Adelaide de Cice, First Circular Letter (undated)

One of the inspirations on which our founders based the establishment of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary was John 17: 15 in which Jesus prays for his disciples: “I do not ask you to remove them from the world, but to protect them from the evil one.” 

Read more: Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part One

Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part Two

Let us often recall, my dear Sisters, what we must never forget, that we are in the world but not of it, and that we are there only to procure the glory of Jesus Christ to whom we belong. Marie Adelaide de Cice, First Circular Letter (undated)

One of the challenges for all of us, whether we belong to a religious order or not, is the whole issue of the acquisition of belongings.  Living in a consumer society as we do with its heavy emphasis on success equated to the monetary value of our homes, cars, clothes, and personal possessions, can result in our experiencing a strong temptation to focus on those standards rather than Christ’s standards.

Read more: Living Christ’s Prayer for his Disciples in the 21st Century Part Two

A Current DHM Ministry Deeply Rooted in Our Past

 

Pay regard not to the substance of the things you do but to the motive which causes you to do them and this must be the motive of love.”  Adelaide de Cice, March5, 1797  

Pope Francis in his 2014 Easter Vigil homily spoke of fact that one of the meanings of what Galilee signifies for each of us is “the experience of a personal encounter with Jesus Christ who called me to follow him and to share in his mission.” 

Read more: A Current DHM Ministry Deeply Rooted in Our Past

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

bottomrightClick here to read more about Artist, Janet McKenzie, including her Artist Statement about our painting.