Linwood, New Jersey                                    Spring 2004                                                       Page 3

Her Last Gift.....

    We were blessed to receive a bequest that was accompanied by the following note:

    "My Aunt died and I am trying to settle her estate as she would have wanted although she left no will.  She often shared your newsletters with me and some of the inspirational letters and prayers that you sent to her.  I know she was so happy to be able to help support your good work.  So please accept this offering, her last gift, in her name and pray for her."

    Preparing a will ensure that your estate will be distributed remembering those loved ones and charitable causes that had special meaning for you during your lifetime.  The Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts rely on these contributions from kind friends to provide for the on-going needs of our apostolates and the education of future priests for the future.

To include us in your Will, please make the bequest to:

    Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Headquarters Address:
2249 Shore Road
Linwood, New Jersey 08221

To obtain a free leaflet:  "Giving Through Your Will" please write to the address above;

call 609-927-5600 M-F 8:30-3:30 or email

In the Founder's Footsteps….

    In preparation for the profession of first vows, each candidate spends one year as a Novice, living in community and immersing himself in the mission of the congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts.  Studying the life and instructions of our Founder, Blessed Gaetano Errico, each internalizes his role as servant and minister to others, especially those most in need.

Bro. Robert Malagesi sharing a moment in the child care center.

    To experience this tangibly, each is assigned to an apostolate; working and serving those in need, the poor, the aged, chronically infirm, the young, or the abandoned.  This year our two novices, Bro. Robert Malagesi and Bro. Frank Myers have been working on a weekly basis, 3 to 4 hours assignments, at two local facilities.  Bro. Robert helps at a Counseling Center run by Catholic Charities in Emmitsburg, PA.  There he assists the staff care for the children while their parents obtain the services of the center.  Bro. Frank aids the staff at St. Catherine's Nursing Home.  He spends time with the patients, talking and listening, sharing their day and aids with feeding and moving patients to activities.

Bro. Frank Myers visits with Sr. Genevieve at St. Catherine's Home.