May 012004
 

I just got back from a day of reflection put together by an apostolate called the Alliance of the Two Hearts. In 1995 the Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts (OATH) was started in Dover, DE and since then has spread world-wide. The talk was given by Fr. John Santos who was the first priest ordained for OATH and he was accompanied by a some men and womens religious also belonging to OATH. This apostolates mission is mainly to bring sanctity to families through the basic practices of the faith. Each first Friday they have a vigil for reparation that starts out with confessing, Mass, and then a series of prayers throughout the night which ends after Mass in the morning the following day. They also go to homes and consecrate families to the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

About three years ago Fr. Santos came to my home to consecrate my family to the Alliance of the Two Hearts and to also bless my home. My wife is a Filipina and the majority of those in this apostolates are Filipinos. Fr. Santos is an excellent homilist and really gets to the root of the faith and how to practice it in your daily lives. His reflection was on the passion of Christ and how through personal holiness we can cooperate with Christ and offer penances for reparations and the the conversion of others. The day ended with a Stations of the Cross: Through the eyes of Mary. Fr. Santos selected 13 women from the room and he started off by reading the first reflection and each women in turn read the other stations. It was a very good reflection and I wish I had a copy of this version of the Stations of the Cross. Many of the women had difficulties in reading these words through the eyes of Mary for each station and you could hear their voice quiver and them sob as they read them. It was powerful and I my eyes teared up a bit also.

  27 Responses to “The Alliance of the Two Hearts”

  1. Locally, we have at least a couple churches/chapels that hold the Two Hearts Vigil. It is very nice. I haven’t been in many months now, but almost always keep it in mind if we’re not able to make it to Mass on First Friday/First Saturday at our usual times.

  2. dear in catholic,
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  3. This apostolate has also helped me to go deeper in my life of prayer. I had the chance of hearing Fr. John Santos speak and although there were many other people there I felt as if he were talking to just me. I belong to a youth group in California and we all go to the first Friday & Saturday vigil the number of youth that come increases each month, thnks be to God soon we will have to move from the cry-chapel to the church. Please pray for us we are having some spiritual warfare with some of the priest in our area, but we still give thatnks to Jesus & Mary.

  4. I hope and pray that the Alliance of the Two Hearts movement all over the world will continue to help propagate the Catholic faith, promote the CULTURE of LIFE, destroy the CULTURE of DEATH and strengthen the bonds of the basic unit of society – the FAMILY. This is also my prayer especially for St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA and St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA and other Catholic Churches in Hampton Roads area as well as globally. Thanks to all the priests and brothers of OATH (Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts) for their unwavering efforts in spreading the GOOD NEWS of the CATHOLIC faith and their labor of love and missionary work. We need Jesus and Mary in our hearts and our homes.

  5. hello. My name is David Aldana. I had the privilege to be a religious brother in the order of OATH in Dover. I just wanted to correct something. Fr. John was not the first OATH priest. He was the third. There are only five of them up to this date. +JMJ+ -David

  6. Another great website on the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary http://www.jesusandmary.org

  7. In these time of worldly crisis we definitely need
    this community/ Apostolate
    Please continue to pray for the world especially the lost souls.Amen

  8. i’ll continue to pray along with the holy spirits for worldly peace. Praise the Lord

  9. We love the Alliance of the Two Hearts in Va. Beach, Virginia!!! They have our whole-hearted support and gratitude for helping to solidify many of our families to their Catholic Faith. Come visit our website and PLEASE sign our guest book. We’d love to know whose dropped by and from where because the beautiful thing about this family movement is that it is worldwide. May God bless and protect all of AHFI and especially Father Bing!

  10. Am a pastor of a barangay parish (village parish) in the Philippines and I am overwhelmed at the growth of our devotion to the Alliance of the Two Hearts in terms of the number of participants coming in for the monthly vigils and the deep love for Jesus & Mary. I realized that participation and love develop over time as far as this devotion is concerned. If one will only be faithful and sincere, he/she will be surprised to find out later that he/she can after all increase his/her love for Jesus & Mary. With the Hearts of Jesus & Mary combined to our own hearts, what can we expect? If you dont feel the love burning inside yet, just wait and see. Time will come. Love takes time, right?…..Thank you and God bless!

  11. I just got back from Toronto, where I heard and had the great pleasure of meeting Fr. John Santos, he is truly a lovely human being. I suggest to everyone who hasn’t heard him speak to find out where he’s going to be and go hear him, it will change you.
    God bless

  12. Do any of you know how to get in contact with them regarding a possible vocation to the Alliance?

  13. We are blessed to be near some of the LIHM sisters. Love Them!

    Here’s the address

    Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (USA)
    207 Northdown Drive, Dover, DE, USA 19904
    1 302 734-0847

    http://www.mhccrusade.com/contact.html

  14. Are the Oblates Apostle of Two Hearts (OATH) and the Alliance of Twin Hearts one and the same? If not, what’s the difference between the two?

  15. I am a member of a music ministry at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish here at Los Banos, Laguna,Philippines..we have met some OATH brothers here.. they give us talks and seminars about the Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Catholic Church.. every time i see one of them, i am reminded and convinced that to be a saint is not impossible with the grace of God, and not to become a Saint would the greatest failure in life..

    May God continue to bless their Congregation!!!

  16. My children are very active with the prayer group here @SJERSEY and I praise God thru the dedication and perseverance of the brothers of OATH Sisters of LIHM, they help my children to strive harder to love JESUS deeper and more meaningful. Fr. Bing Arrellano and Fr. John Santos are the instruments of God to make all things possible. They are the two holy priests that we have the privileges of knowing them and be able to listen with their powerful HOMILY. PLS. PRAY FOR THEM!!!!

  17. i’m so glad that i have experience the eternal joy when i attended the adore youth eucharistic congress in albay.hope to see y’all soon…God bless…thank you…

  18. i attended believe 2008 and that is organized ny the 2 communitites of brothers and sisters.. can i ask the website of believe 2008 or the leaven of the immaculate heart of mary sisters? thank you

  19. i attended believe 2008 and that is organized ny the 2 communitites of brothers and sisters.. can i ask the website of believe 2008 or the leaven of the immaculate heart of mary sisters? thank you

  20. I miss this congregation…

    I was an OATH brother for more than a year,
    and I can still remember the infinite joy and happiness, when im doing penitential rosary and midnight adoration. …….huhhh…….

    Now that im facing false reality in a wicked world. I can easily get everything i want. But one thing I still wanna have….. a second chance to serve God…

    I know that’s its not too late for me to live with God again…

    You, if you’re in crisis, don’t waste your vocation to serve Him… Trust in His plan for you…

  21. I miss this congregation…

    I was an OATH brother for more than a year,
    and I can still remember the infinite joy and happiness, when im doing penitential rosary and midnight adoration. ….huhhh…….

    Now that im facing false reality in a wicked world. I can easily get everything i want. But one thing I still wanna have….. a second chance to serve God…

    I know that’s its not too late for me to live with God again…

    You, if you’re in crisis, dont waste your vocation to serve Him… Trust in His plan for you…

  22. Through this congregation “Alliance of Two Hearts”, I now appreciate the essence of being a Roman Catholic and a Marian devotee…may this congregation inspire more people especially the youths to serve God and Mother Mary…^_*

    Don’t be afraid of Christ…
    He will not rob you of anything but instead He will give you everything :) Say your unceasing YES to Jesus…

  23. i miss everything
    the community prayer and the penitential rosary.

  24. The Alliance of the Holy Family inspires many. They have the gift to influence souls to come back to the traditions of the Church which is the Sacraments.

    I have had the experience to be envolved with the brothers and their lifestyle and I can say that they are living the truth. They are practicing the lifes of the saints. When I was with them they inspired me to be Holy and to serve unceasingly. They taught me the true meaning of Victimhood and sacrifice. They taught me the great love of Our Blessed Mother. Because of their instrumentality I pray to be Holy in God’s eyes.

  25. Peace in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary! God continues to work through His beautiful instrument,the Alliance of the Holy Family. They have been a blessing to my life and to many others around the world.

    Their newest endevour is to promote and encourage Parents as the First Teachers of their children and continue to help sanctify families through Home Enthronments, Family Formation, Adore, Youth Ministry and many other faith filled activities.

    I encourage everyone to take the first step and request your family to be enthroned to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Remember Mama Mary’s “Fiat” and follow in her footsteps.

    God bless you all.

  26. I just want to ask how can I find an OATH priest here in Manila. Kindly inform me please (09189379571) and please let me know if there are upcoming seminars by the OATH.

  27. hello can i speak to the vocation director

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