Vision/Mission

Internationally, We Are Consecrated Women

Called into the World for the World

Today our charism calls us to be a living presence of the mercy and love of God in a world being torn apart by violence.  We desire to be a presence that transforms lives through prayer and apostolic action.

Gifted with a Mission Rooted in the Heart of Jesus

We have the responsibility and joy of witnessing the risen Christ and the liberating power of the Gospel.  Our Mission is realized in a diversity of ministries in favor of life and the dignity of each person, according to the needs of every time and every place.

 

In The United States 

Our VISION/MISSION

The Daughters of the Heart of Mary have existed in the U.S. since 1851.  Our spirituality is rooted in Sacred Scripture and is exemplified in lives and ministries strengthened by communal prayer and spiritual sharing...following the example of the original Christian communities. 
 
Faithful to our charism, we live in the world to love better, respond to the needs of God’s people, and to challenge those societal norms and laws that devalue the sanctity of human life, and the integrity of creation.  We live simply, walking in authentic solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable in our society.   

In the spirit of our Founders, and with contemplative hearts, we seek truth, promote peace, and reverence all life in the name of Jesus, who is our center and his mother Mary, who is our model.

 Consecrated for Mission

In union with Mary, Mother of Jesus, the United States Daughters of the Heart of Mary seek to foster a world rooted in and revitalized by the Word of God.

The Word is made flesh in our lives as we are

   Cooperating with God’s graces to build a world in which the primary values are dignity and justice for all people.

   Endeavoring to be a community in which each member’s God-given gifts are appreciated and nurtured.

   Working and praying for an earth protected and restored.

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.