The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Inc. is a local, national and international network of lay men, women and children, singles and families, consecrated religious, priests and clerics, all committed to PRAYER through the intercession of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Its primary purpose will be to serve as an accurate and regularly updated system of communications to inform and educate all people and disseminate pertinent material related to the fruits of the mystical events surrounding the on-going apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg in Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA. These fruits include, but are not limited to, the Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg, the Lessons of Our Lord, the Hidden Life of Our Lord, the Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus, the Words of God the Father, and any other related events and information as deemed appropriate and beneficial to the faithful by the Spiritual Directors, Officers and the Board of Directors.
The Foundation website will also serve as a calendar for the various upcoming spiritual events throughout the Emmitsburg area, which Our Lady has entitled the Center of her Immaculate Heart, as well as events and resources in other areas related to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This work will be carried out by the voluntary Board of Directors and Officers as well as all subsequent Foundation individual members, groups and committees, through multiple communications and media sources including, but not limited to the internet website, newspage and automated e-mail notifications, through television and radio, audio and video tapes, CD’s and DVD’s, newspapers and newsletters, magazines, books and pamphlets, and through a local lecture series, a speaker’s bureau, and local, national and international conferences, and through a suggested resource library.
The 501(c)3 non-profit organization will be home-based in Maryland but serve as a central source of information and communication both nationally and internationally. It will be funded by membership dues and voluntary contributions (however, no membership dues or fees are required for membership), as well as a projected on-line bookstore carrying related spiritual books, gifts and personal items. Fees received from voluntary contributions and all proceeds for informational and educational materials and their dissemination will be utilized solely to support the operational expenses of this ministry and any monies collected in excess of these needs will be distributed to charities.
All of the above activities and efforts are done solely for the greater Glory of God and for the spread of the Gospel message and the Truth, because the primary purpose of all private revelation is to point directly toward and to enhance the understanding of the Public Revelation of Jesus Christ.