May 24, 2010

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 teacher and have the more advanced students.  They are […]


100 years 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 later became archbishop of Quebec City, and Emile Legal, who in 1902, was named bishop of St. […]


May 17, 2010

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 Fr. Tom wrote that “Dr. Richard Lux retired at the end of the school year after 37 years on the faculty at […]


SCJ has a life-long love

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 play with Scripture.” He said that he learned “Lectio Divina,” a form […]


May 10, 2010

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. 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 […]


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. 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 was once associated […]


The transition to retirement

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 still adjusting […]


May 3, 2010

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.  Actually, this final posting was written at about 37,000 feet, on his […]


Sharing the “family stories” with students in the Philippines

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. Quang Nguyen, […]