Weekly News: September 26, 2011

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 their initial years of formation, but the community also hosts SCJs, […]


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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 […]


Feast of 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 Valencia seeking refuge with one of the congregation’s […]


Weekly News: September 19, 2011

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 this year’s attendees were Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior, who was principal […]


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 […]


Weekly News: September 12, 2011

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 phone: 605-234-3422. Br. Tim Murphy After a few days of rehabilitation following hospitalization for […]


Who was the founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon?

An inspiring journey to religious life 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 of his high school years did not dispel this feeling, and he […]


Dehonian 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 how the face of the Priests of the Sacred Heart is changing, and how it will continue to change in […]


Weekly News: September 6, 2011

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 Oahu.  It is the home of the 25th Infantry Division, which primarily serves the Asian theater, but is dispatched to other locations as well. He writes that “I am involved […]