Weekly News: May 29, 2012

Fr. Johnny with graduates of the Philippine Region's ESL program.
Heading home
After spending much of April and May in the Philippine Region teaching English, Fr. Johnny Klingler, SCJ, is getting ready to return to the States.
“The time passed quickly as my days were full,” wrote Fr. Johnny on the province blog. “It was a very good […]


Open to the all-embracing Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart Shrine at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology
Fr. General’s letter for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 15, 2012

Each year the general administration of the Priests of the Sacred Heart publishes a letter on the occasion of its feast day. A prayer service for the day has also been prepared. […]


Weekly News: May 21, 2012

Students from St. Martin of Tours gather around the altar during Mass. Fr. Thi Pham, celebrant, led the students in their end-of-year retreat.
End of the school year
Students from St. Martin of Tours Parish in Franklin, Wis., were at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology on retreat last week. On Tuesday, it was the eighth-graders preparing for […]


The heart of a missionary

Fr. Agustinus Guntoro, SCJ
SCJ didn’t want to get “too comfortable”

Although the summer ESL program doesn’t begin for another month, one of its students is already at Sacred Heart School of Theology getting a head start: Fr. Agustinus Guntoro, SCJ.
Originally from the Indonesian Province, Fr. Guntoro, 38, was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. As he […]


Weekly News: May 14, 2012

Jerusalem
“I have never felt more Catholic in my life”
These were the words expressed by Fr. Tim Gray, SCJ, reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land.
“I was completely overwhelmed by the churches, especially in the Old City of Jerusalem – the history and the people,” he wrote.  “In my travels I have seen churches […]


SHST launches trial program for “pastoral” Spanish

During the break before the May session Fr. Jim Walters finalizes details of the new Intensive Intermediate Spanish program.
Concentrated course helps prepare students for the Church’s growing Hispanic population
Learning a new language as an adult is difficult. Going back to school after many years in the workforce is challenging. Discerning a call to ministry at […]


Weekly News: May 7, 2012

Borrowing hardhats, members of the Canadian administration toured the new construction at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. Pictured are Frs. Paul Tennyson, Richard Woodbury, Claude Bédard, Maurice Légaré and Bill Marrevee.
A (brief) Canadian invasion
The SCJs of Canada and the United States have long had a close and collaborative connection. The two countries have had shared […]