Professions 2010

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 of the U.S. Province.  To view photos from the ceremony, click here.


August 30, 2010

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 course, as in the past the fair will also feature food and beverage items from the countries represented. The ESL Culture […]


SHST sees near-record enrollment

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 years has been 21 fall entrants. As the seminary […]


August 23, 2010

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 the largest overall student bodies in many years.  The […]


SCJ ministry returns to St. Teresa 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 an upcoming Mass. There are ladies in purple, representing the St. Ann Society.  Other women pour out from the kitchen, hands […]


August 16, 2010

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 15th at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology. They are the newest members of the U.S. Province. “Professing vows with the SCJs […]


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 […]


Two profess vows and become SCJs

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 the newest members of the U.S. Province. “Professing vows with the SCJs is important to me […]


August 9, 2010

Tragedy in 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 month earlier the same group of […]


Novice Master writes about attack on Congolese novitiate

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 evening prayer. It was August 3, 2010. When we left the chapel three well-armed bandits forced […]