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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. 

 

Do whatever he tells you. (JN 2,5) Part Three

“Like Mary, let us be guided by the purest of intents in the smallest of actions.” (Adelaide de Cice, September 7, 1809)

One of my daily active prayer practices is one that is known as the Welcoming Prayer which was developed by Contemplative Outreach and is meant to help us to be contemplatives in action. 

Read more: Do whatever he tells you. (JN 2,5) Part Three

I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15, 15) Part Three

After imploring light from the Holy Spirit, immediately I remembered (the above) sentence from the holy gospel which now head the plan of the DHM (Fr. de Cloriviere)

Part 3

As stated in a previous post, in order to establish and have a friendship to grow requires spending time together.  One prayer practice that I use to spend time with God is by the form of prayer known as Lectio Divina.  It is a prayer practice in which one spends time reading and reflecting on the Word of God in scriptures—both the written word and the Word of God, Jesus. 

Read more: I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15, 15) Part Three

Do whatever he tells you (JN 2,5) Part Two

“Like Mary, let us be guided by the purest of intents in the smallest of actions.” Adeelaide de Cice, September 7, 1809   

Although as a Daughter of the Heart of Mary, my primary focus is on Mary and how she lived “Do whatever he tells you,” I would be remiss not to point out how Joseph also lived the quote, especially when it came to putting his faith in action and being obedient to God’s will.

Read more: Do whatever he tells you (JN 2,5) Part Two

I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15, 15) Part Two

After imploring light from the Holy Spirit, immediately I remembered (the above) sentence from the holy gospel which now head the plan of the DHM (Fr. de Cloriviere)

In an interview of Jean Vanier in the August 5, 2015 America magazine, Sean Salai, S.J. asked the question “How do you pray?”  Vanier responded by saying that the question’s actual meaning is, “What is your relationship with Jesus?” because prayer is a relationship,  in which we sit hand in hand with Jesus and like John at the last supper, it is a resting with Him.” 

Read more: I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15, 15) Part Two

Do whatever he tells you. (JN 2,5) Part One

“Like Mary, let us be guided by the purest of intents in the smallest of actions” Adelaide de Cice, Septempbe 7, 1809

One of the two Biblical quotes of a Marian nature “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2,5), which comes from the story of the miracle of Cana, is the basis for how the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary view that we should be in the world. 

Read more: Do whatever he tells you. (JN 2,5) Part One

I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15,15) Part One

After imploring light from the Holy Spirit, immediately I remembered (the above bibical quote) sentence from the holy gospel which now head the plan of the DHM (Fr. de Cloriviere)

One of the inspirations of our founders for the creation of the Society is John 15,15 and the longer I have been a member of the Society, the more I am aware of just how important this quote is to our founding and our living of the charism. 

Read more: I no longer call you servants but instead call you friends (Jn 15,15) 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

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