Rev. Thierry de Roucy, Founder of Heart's Home, was 18 when in 1975 he entered the religious congregation of the Servants of Jesus and Mary located in Ourscamp, France. He received his bachelor and master of Philosophy from the French Institute of Comparative Philosophy (“Institut de Philosophie Comparee”) in Paris, and holds a Master of Theology from “the Angelicum,” the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
He was ordained a priest in 1983, and was the Superior General of his congregation from 1988 to 2001. His election as Superior General prevented him from completing his PhD in philosophy and theology, which he had started at the Pontifical University in Rome.
In 1990, as he was praying the Rosary along with his community, he received the intuition to start Heart’s Home. In 1995, he founded the Molokai Fraternity for permanent members of Heart’s Home, priests and lay consecrated, and the Servants of God’s Presence, a congregation of religious sisters affiliated with Heart’s Home.
Since 1990, he has worked as chairman of Heart’s Home and established 35 Missionary houses and 2 Heart’s Home villages in 20 countries.
Rev. Thierry de Roucy today shares his time between the International Center for a Culture of Compassion (ICCC), in Woodbourne, NY and his travel around the world to visit the Heart’s Homes. As the author of numerous reflections and teachings, he is also led to participate in conferences and to introduce his work all around the world.
Rev. Thierry de Roucy is a recipient of the French Légion d’Honneur.