The Maryheart Crusaders are a nonprofit Roman Catholic laity organization. Incorporated under the statutes of the State of Connecticut in 1964 and, as a Catholic lay apostolate since 1964 functions with the ecclesiastical approval of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John F. Whealon, Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut.
We, Maryheart Crusaders, are practicing Catholics dedicated in a special way to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who by developing a more active spiritual life, offer all our efforts, words, and deeds, to the greater honor and glory of Jesus Christ, for the promulgation, sharing, and defending of the Holy Catholic Church and its teachings, for the salvation and merit of our own souls and for the salvation of all God's Children.
The Maryheart Crusaders are true Children of Mary and work in the world as her modern-day apostles. Crusaders are missionaries for God in our own particular circumstance and state of life. Being sent as missionaries, then, Crusaders by word, work, and example are a witness for God, for His Mother, and for our Holy Catholic Faith.