Weekly News: February 24, 2014

Former SCJ community house now a care residence for undocumented children, prayer notices, Lux Lecture on the common roots of Christianity and Judaism, Fat Tuesday pizza in India, March birthday, vocation program on March 1.


Weekly News: February 17, 2014

Akta Lakota Museum gets high ratings from travel blogger, Sacred Heart Southern Missions a winner after charity event, Fr. Quang Nguyen joins the vocation team, warm temps a nice birthday gift for Fr. Frank Clancy, Fr. Mark Mastin to receive Bronze Star, Fr. Tom Cassidy’s blog from India


Weekly News: February 10, 2014

Prayer requests, seminarian takes part in fund-raiser for Houston school, Donor Care Center, prayer requests, address update, reports from Taubaté conference, update from Justice, Peace and Reconciliation director and reminders.


More than a fundraising tool

“Donors are partners in ministry.” It may seem like an overused phrase, but it is far from being trite. At St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota (as in all SCJ ministries), benefactors are as much a part of the school’s ministry as are the teachers, house parents, administrators, maintenance staff, and even the SCJs themselves.


Reflection from Taubaté, February 7

Anthropologia Cordis, Taubaté, Brazil
Friday, February 7
Today’s topic was to consider what are the three aspects of anthropology each group believes to be important for further reflection at a congregational level.  In one sense, after a week of discussion, it would be easy for each language/regional grouping to find three things to agree on.
Interestingly, most groups […]


Reflection from Taubate, February 6

Anthropologia Cordis, Taubaté, Brazil
Thursday, February 6
Today’s presentation was by Marcello Neri.  His topic was “The Style of Dehon’s Anthropology.  While recognizing that Fr. Dehon is a product of his place and time, there are still elements of his writings and insights into the human person that are very valuable today.
In the context of his time, […]


Reflection from Taubaté, February 5

Anthropologia Cordis, Taubaté, Brazil
Wednesday, February 5
Today we spent at Aparecida.  This is the national shrine of Mary in Brazil, and in fact she is the Patroness of Brazil.  We concelebrated Mass at the Shrine this morning together with the staff and pilgrims who were present.  As Aparecida has its own TV channel, we were joined […]


Reflection from Taubate, February 4

Anthropologia Cordis, Taubaté, Brazil
Tuesday, February 4
The question of the day deals with whether or not we can point to any kind of anthropology in Dehon’s life and writing.  To assist the conference, four theologians were invited to give an interview/panel discussion.  I have included here the starting point for each theologian.
Rosana Manzini, is a former […]


The cartoons of Fr. Quinto

Fr. Quinto Regazzoni, SCJ, of Paraguay is well-known for his comical drawings at congregational events. Here are a few that he has done at the Anthropologia Cordis conference in Taubaté, Brazil:
 
Poking fun at the guard dogs
 
Fr. Ziggy says that in this cartoon the two men are exchanging their opinions after the first conference given by Fr. Colzani. […]


Homily, Opening Mass

Fr. John van den Hengel, SCJ (vicar general)
Anthropologia Cordis, Taubate, Brazil 
 
Fr. John van den Hengel
It is under the sign of the post-exilic temple meeting the new temple brought to Jerusalem by Mary and Joseph that we begin this week of reflection on our Dehonian personal and communal identity. The second, post-exilic temple never achieved what it […]