Weekly News: September 26, 2011

Students in the Dehon Formation Community catch up with each other during dinner.
Preparing for ministry and community life with the SCJs
The Dehon Formation Community in Chicago’s Hyde Park is a base for those preparing for ministry and religious life with the Priests of the Sacred Heart.  Its primary focus is candidates and professed SCJs in […]


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Preparing for religious life and ministry
The Dehon Formation Community in Chicago’s Hyde Park is a base for those preparing for ministry and religious life with the Priests of the Sacred Heart.  Its primary focus is candidates and professed SCJs in their initial years of formation, but the community also hosts SCJs, as well as priests […]


Feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz

Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz
Today, September 22, is the Feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz, the first SCJ to be named blessed. He was beatified on March 11, 2001.
“On July 23, 1936, in the midst of a leftist controlled, anticlerical government in Spain, Fr. Juan traveled incognito to […]


Weekly News: September 19, 2011

A student from St. Joseph's Indian School in traditional dress for the annual powwow
Powwow weekend
St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD, hosted its 35th Annual American Indian Day and Powwow Celebration September 16-17. Visitors from around the country took part in weekend activities that celebrated Lakota culture through dance, storytelling, music and traditional meals. Among […]


How do I become an SCJ?

The Priests of the Sacred Heart (also known as “SCJ” or “Dehonians”) are priests and brothers inspired by God’s love “to live together simply, to pray together and to be, especially among the poor, prophets of love and servants of reconciliation.” [From the Mission Statement of the U.S. Province]
Do you feel called to a life […]


Weekly News: September 12, 2011

Fr. Tom Cassidy installed Fr. Jim Walters as local coordinator/superior of the Sacred Heart Monastery community on September 7.
New SHSM superior/coordinator
The Sacred Heart Monastery community celebrated the installation of Fr. Jim Walters as its new coordinator/superior during an evening prayer service with students and faculty at Sacred Heart School of Theology on September 7.
Updates
Fr. Bernie Rosinski
Room […]


Who was the founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon?

Fr. Dehon with the congregation’s first missionaries.
An inspiring journey to religious life
Fr. Leo John Dehon as a young priest
When Leo Dehon was a sophomore in high school, attending midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, he felt an intense urge to give himself to God as a priest and to bring others closer to God. The turmoil […]


Dehonian Spirituality

Fr. John van den Hengel was the main presenter on Tuesday, speaking about the congregation as well as SCJ spirituality.
On July 12, the first full day of the 2011 Province Assembly, Fr. John van den Hengel of the General Council gave two presentations.  In the morning he presented the statistics of the congregation, showing […]


Weekly News: September 6, 2011

Fr. Mark Mastin (right) with fellow chaplains during a training session earlier this year. After completing his initial training, Fr. Mark was assigned to Schoefield Barracks on the island of Oahu.
Anything but a vacation in Hawaii
Fr. Mark Mastin is in his first months as an Army chaplain stationed at Schoefield Barracks on the island of […]