Professions 2010

Fr. John Czyzynski (novice master), Frater Joseph Vu, Frater Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona, and Fr Tom Cassidy
During a tri-lingual liturgy of English, Vietnamese and Spanish, Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona and Joseph Pham Vu professed their first vows on August 15 at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology. They are the newest members […]


August 30, 2010

Fr. Hendrik (center), now a member of the Lower Brule Pastoral Team, with fellow Indonesians at the 2009 ESL Culture Fair.
Get cultured!
On Wednesday, September 1, the ESL program at Sacred Heart School of Theology will host its annual Culture Fair. Students from around the world will have displays about their home countries. Of […]


SHST sees near-record enrollment

SHST faculty and staff for the 2010-2011 school year.
Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis., is seeing its largest group of incoming seminarians in 20 years.
Forty new seminarians have been admitted to the school, approaching the all-time record of 42 new students set in 1990. The average over the last 10 […]


August 23, 2010

SHST faculty and staff for the 2010-2011 school year.
A new year at SHST
August 23 is the first day of classes at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis.  Not only is the seminary welcoming one of its largest in-coming classes but it also starts the 2010-2011 year with one of its […]


SCJ ministry returns to St. Teresa Mission

Children at St. Teresa Mission in South Africa gather around Fr. Ntsikelelo Bambatha, one of two newly ordained SCJs serving the mission.

A first-time visitor to St. Teresa Mission in the Diocese of Aliwal North, South Africa, notices many things.  First, there are the children.  Young children and teenagers; laughing, playing games and practicing music for […]


August 16, 2010

Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona and Joseph Pham Vu profess their first vows before Dn. David Nagel, Fr. Tom Cassidy and Fr. John Czyzynski
Welcome to the community!
During a tri-lingual liturgy of English, Vietnamese and Spanish, Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona and Joseph Pham Vu professed their first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on August […]


Temporary calm at Congolese novitiate

The following is an English translation of the original Italian that has been posted at www.dehon.it:
Situation of the Novitiate in Kiragho-Butembo
As a movement toward normality in Congo
Rome 13 August 2010
After the turbulent days and days of changes the novitiate community at Kiragho Butembo is returning to a serene life and normal rhythm.  Some events in […]


Two profess vows and become SCJs

Fr. John Czyzynski (novice master), Frater Joseph Vu, Frater Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona, and Fr Tom Cassidy
During a tri-lingual liturgy of English, Vietnamese and Spanish, Luis Fernando Orozco Cardona and Joseph Pham Vu professed their first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on August 15th at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology. They are […]


August 9, 2010

Tragedy in Congo
Fr. Osnildo Klann, novice master for the Congo
As reported on the province and congregational websites last week, the novitiate of the Congolese Province was attacked on August 3 by armed bandits.  Fr. Osnildo Klann, novice master, was tortured, and several students were injured.  Items were stolen and the house was ransacked.  Only a […]


Novice Master writes about attack on Congolese novitiate

Fr. Osnildo Klann, SCJ, is pictured in the left corner of this graphic from the congregational website, www.dehon.it
As noted in an earlier posting today, the Congolese novitiate was attacked on August 3.  Fr. Osnildo Klann, SCJ, novice master, recently wrote with details of the attack.  Below is a rough translation of the Italian:
We finished the […]