"Solitude-Presence"

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Rev. Thierry de Roucy

November 5,  2010

Center for Urban History, Lviv

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Solitude-Presence," visiting Lviv with a lecture was Rev. Thierry de Roucy. His work is inspired by the conviction that the "greatest poverty is when you don’t love and aren’t loved – the thirst of the heart."

The program for the first day of the academic-socio-artistic program about solitude – Exhibit opening

4 pm – A lecture by Rev. Thierry de Roucy, "Solitude"

5 pm – A round table, "Private Vision of Active Philanthropy" with the participation of Rev. Thierry de Roucy (international Catholic missionary organization "Heart’s Home"), Dr. Harald Binder (Center for Urban History of East Central Europe) and Maryanna Kavinska (Foundation of Sacred Art "Symbolum Sacrum").

6 pm – Official opening of the exhibition and refreshments

8 pm – Viewing of a French artistic film about solitude

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Rev. Thierry de Roucy

received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy at the Institute for Comparative Philosophy in Paris, and also holds a Master of Theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas "Angelicum" in Rome. In 1990, he founded Heart’s Home, which in its activities tries to bring happiness and compassion to the neediest people and strengthens their feelings of dignity through a welcoming attitude and solidarity. The organization works in 18 countries and more than 1,200 volunteers work in its charitable activities. He is the founder of the international Catholic missionary organization "Heart’s Home," a consultant to the United Nations regarding local questions and the recipient of the French order of the Légion d'Honneur. Along with his voluntary activities, Rev. de Roucy founded the "Les éditions du Serviteur" publishing house and is the author of numerous theological monographs and essays. He also translated the works of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Adrienne von Speyr and Catherine Doherty into French.