Loneliness and Resurrection in the Streets of Buenos Aires

Loneliness and Resurrection in the Streets of Buenos Aires

by Emily A.          March 30, 2013

A few months ago, I became friends with a man who had dramatically marked my views on life and on my mission here. Let’s call him C. C was born into a rich family in the mountains of Paraguay, and spent more than a few decades of his life like St. Augustine. That is to say: a lot of alcohol, money, and women. Eventually he wound up here in Buenos Aires and spiraled downward into deep poverty . . .

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Songs & Dances for Our Lady of Compassion

Songs & Dances for Our Lady of Compassion

by Marian West          September 14, 2012

On Sunday, September 2nd, at the International Center for a Culture of Compassion, the Brooklyn Heart's Home, along with 75 friends from the neighborhood and community, made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Compassion.  With the blue sky as our ceiling, the woods as our backdrop, and the grass as our stage, we shared a concert of dances and songs as a gift to our friends and a humble offering to the Mother who holds the world in her heart.

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Creating Beauty in the Slums of Bangkok

Creating Beauty in the Slums of Bangkok

by Paul Anel          June 22, 2012

Video, 3min20
 
Founded by Henry Trejo and Adam Harbottle, "Beauty Creates Beauty" defines itself as "a community of Artists coming together to use their gifts to help prevent and eradicate child sex trafficking and child prostitution [by teaching] every child to experience beauty in order to liberate them from darkness." Henry, Adam, and Phil Roberts spent six weeks traveling Southeast Asia filming the incredible work of area non-profits, including Heart's Home. "Throughout our time there, we learned that it is important to not only look for big things to do, but to also be aware of the small things we can do with great love. The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love." Their 3min20 video invites us to an encounter… with beauty.
 

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Heart’s Home – Compassion Award

Heart’s Home – Compassion Award

by Paul Anel          May 11, 2012
Homelessness, Redemption. Reading time: 5 min

During a ceremony held on May 4 at the Bohemian National Hall, in Manhattan, NY, Heart's Home's Compassion Award was presented to three individuals: William Mark, Marilyn Denis and Yvonne Simmons, "three individuals who have transcended the degradation and suffering which the fate of homelessness imposes ; three individuals who have become healers of others…" Their stories of redemption started the day they met a certain Ellen Baxter, the woman behind one of New York City's most unlikely and succesful charity efforts…
 

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