May 24, 2010

Fr. Frank Wittouck with some of his ESL students in the Philippines.
Hello from the Philippines!
As noted previously on the website, Fr. Frank Wittouck is spending a few weeks with the SCJ formation community in the Philippines.  He recently sent an update:
“There are about a dozen seminarians in my English class.  I am helping the ESL […]


100 years in North America!

The town of Wainwright in 1912. Wainwright was the location of the first SCJ presence in North America.
This year the Priests of the Sacred Heart celebrate the 100th anniversary of the congregation’s presence in North America.
During his studies in Rome, Fr. Dehon met a number of North American seminarians, including Louis Nazaire Bégin, who […]


May 17, 2010

Dr. Richard Lux visits with Dn. David Nagel and Fr. Tom Cassidy at the kick off dinner for the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
Provincial’s time
Last Tuesday, Fr. Tom Cassidy and the Provincial Council took part in the “Kick Off Dinner”  for the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Dialogue.  In his letter to the province last week […]


SCJ has a life-long love

Fr. Byron Haaland with Br. Long Nguyen at a province gathering last year.
Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, is in love, and it is that love which drives his ministry.
“I love the Bible; I love Scripture and I love playing with Scripture,” he said.  “I don’t know any better word than that – I love to […]


May 10, 2010

Br. Larry Gauthier dies
Br. Larry Gauthier, SCJ
Br. Larry Gauthier, 83, died on Saturday, May 8.  Professed in 1952, he had been with the SCJs for almost 60 years.
Originally from Montana, Br. Larry was a man who quietly worked in the background of the province.  His first assignment was at Sacred Heart Monastery where worked the […]


Br. Larry Gauthier dies

Br. Larry Gauthier, 83, died on Saturday, May 8.  Professed in 1952, he had been with the SCJs for almost 60 years.
Br. Larry Gauthier at prayer.
Originally from Montana, Br. Larry was a man who quietly worked in the background of the province.  His first assignment was at Sacred Heart Monastery where worked the farm that […]


The transition to retirement

Fr. Tony Russo, SCJ
Many people struggle with the idea of retirement.  For some, their work is what has come to define them.  For others, a job is like a comfortable old shoe – it fits and simply feels good.
After being away from full-time ministry for two years, Fr. Tony Russo, SCJ, said that he is […]


May 3, 2010

Fr. Tom Cassidy visited with Pope Benedict XVI during Fr. Tom's CMSM Vatican meetings
Provincial’s Time
“Our Vatican visits ended yesterday with one to the Congregation for the Clergy at 09:00 and a joint meeting with LCWR at 11:00 to Oriental Churches,” wrote Fr. Tom Cassidy in his last blog posting during his recent trip to Rome.  […]


Sharing the “family stories” with students in the Philippines

Fr. Frank Wittouck, SCJ
In spring Fr. Tom Cassidy received an e-mail from Fr. Delio Ruiz, an SCJ formation director in the Philippines. Fr. Delio noted that students in the district would soon be on summer break, during which they would again take part in “our English enrichment program for seminarians.”

Last year during the program Fr. […]