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USA. New York state. Woodbourne. The International Center for a Culture of Compassion (ICCC). The ICCC belongs to the Mouvements catholique Point-Coeurs. Father Alexandre Morard is a swiss citizen and a catholic priest of the Sacerdotal Molokai Fraternity (Fraternité Sacerdotale Molokaï). He seats on a chair in the house's chapel while holding his rosary in right hand. The Rosary is a form of prayer used especially in the Catholic Church named for the string of prayer beads used to count the component prayers. The mem­bers of the Sacerdotal “Molokai” Fraternity live their priest­hood as a ser­vice to the voca­tion of the lay faithful to holi­ness and according to Heart’s Home charism of Compassion. The Society of Apostolic Life “Molokai” is gov­erned by its own statutes. It has been placed under the patronage of Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. or Saint Damien de Veuster known as the Apostle of the leper in Molokai (an island in the Hawaiian archipelago). The priests of the Fraternity “Molokai” are called to ful­fill sev­eral dif­ferent mis­sions within the Organization Heart’s Home as well as at the ser­vice of other eccle­sial real­i­ties. Through their min­istry they try to spread a cul­ture of Compassion throughout the world while being at the ser­vice of all aspects of human life (family, cul­ture, work, pol­i­tics, health) so as to direct them con­stantly to Christ who is the One revealing fully humanity to itself. They con­stantly keep in mind that they are “use­less ser­vants” and there­fore avoid to get attached to a role or a func­tion to the detri­ment of the love for Christ and for the people. Gratuitousness and uncon­di­tional care for others are the core of their priestly mis­sion. 3.02.16 © 2016 Didier Ruef