As the founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (his original name for the community was “Oblates of the Heart of Jesus”), Fr. Leo was inspired by the Feast of the Presentation because it was the first public, formal, religious offering (or oblation) of Jesus to the Father. For the Feast of the Presentation (now celebrated on February 2), he offered a meditation
He’s not the story, but Fr. Johnny Klingler, SCJ, had an important role in the life of someone who is at the heart of it. In 2007, Fr. Johnny was a member of the Benedict Center’s Board of Directors and a frequent tutor, helping clients at the Milwaukee-based social service center study for their high school equivalency certifications.
Congratulations to the Lower Brule Pastoral Team for receiving a $1,500 grant from OCP (Oregon Catholic Press), a worship resource publisher. While $1,500 isn’t quite in the “windfall” category of finance, the pastoral team has found ways to stretch the money so that the grant will benefit all six parishes.
Celebrations in India, blog updates, SCJ named to Roman Rota, prayer requests, Dehonian Mission Week in Brazil, February birthdays and a reminder about this weekend’s vocation conference at the Provincial Conference Center.
Pope Francis named Fr. Manuel Gomes da Costa Saturino, SCJ, a member of the Portuguese Province, as a prelate auditor of the Roman Rota. He will make the oath of the office before the Secretary of State of the Holy See during a ceremony on January 24.
Martin Luther King, Jr., remembered; repair and restoration of Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake expected to take two months; former provincial superior helping in India; presentations in South Africa; high tech at St. Joe’s Indian School; vocation leads to church; prayer requests and reminders; bishop-elect visits SHST prior to installation.
“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity,” writes Pope Francis. “They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.”
Novitiate on the road; request from SHST; personnel updates; water damage at SHML; welcome to new province employees; holiday travels include former seminary
Interested in learning about a vocation to religious life? Join us at “Looking to the Future” on March 1. Visit with representatives from men’s and women’s religious communities in the Milwaukee area and join them in prayer.
Link to Pope Francis’ Epiphany message; province Justice, Peace and Reconciliation director hired; Fr. Charles Brown presents at South African program, eldest SCJs in province celebrate birthdays in January; taped greetings from Afghanistan; prayer notices and other items.