Fr. Vien celebrating a wedding at one of the parishes at which he assists in California
SCJ reflects on studies
Since 2012, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, has been a post-graduate student in scripture studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley, Calif. On break, he wrote the following:
Two years of biblical studies passed by quickly! One question […]
Dehonian Family conference concludes, reflection on being a lay Dehonian, Br. Clay Diaz graduates from CTU, prayer requests, posts from the Philippines, June birthdays and a reflection on spiritual direction.
Fr. Jack Kurps and David Schimmel represent North America at Dehonian Family confernece in Rome, Dehonian Spirituality page updated, Cardinal Rylko joins SCJs in anniversary celebration at Cristo Re, six deacons ordained in the Philippines and Fridge Notes schedule.
SHST lobby undergoes renovation, profile of Br. Andy Gancarczyk, prayer requests, interviews with students in Asia, Bethsaida project gets underway, SHST graduation, Dehonian Spirituality update and Fr. Steve’s 25th anniversary of ordination.
Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, is in the Philippines this spring, assisting with the month-long English language program for SCJ students in Asia. While there he has been writing posts for our province blog, but is also doing interviews with some of his students. The interviews will be posted here in the order in which they are received.
Invitation and witness. These are the two things that have guided much of Br. Andy Gancarczyk’s life. When he was 14 Br. Andy met an SCJ who was home on vacation, visiting family in Kałków. The SCJ invited him and his brother to take part in a youth retreat. Although they had never heard of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Br. Andy and his brother decided to go. “After that, I started every summer and winter vacation with a retreat held at an SCJ house,” said Br. Andy.
On Monday, May 12, the main entrance to Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology is moving next to the Leo Dehon Library (seminary library), near the Sacred Heart Shrine. The move is in anticipation of the summer-long remodeling and renovation of the main lobby.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations, student interview in the Philippines, Sacred Heart and SCJs guided recent SHST grad, eight receive First Communion in Lower Brule, prayer requests, labor the focus of recent Dehonian Spirituality page reflections, eight profess vows in India.
When Dn. David Orsack graduates from Sacred Heart School of Theology May 2, it will be with the support and influence of the Sacred Heart. “I didn’t always know it, but it has consistently been in the background, influencing my life,” said Dn. David.