The Dehon Formation House in Chicago is home to an international, intergenerational community of professed SCJs and those discerning religious life with the congregation. The community not only houses the initial formation programs (candidacy, novitiate, philosophy and theology) of the province but also welcomes SCJs from around the world on sabbatical or in graduate programs. In their own words, members of the community introduce themselves…
Our thanks to Br. Long Nguyen, a participant in the province’s Dehonian Youth Initiative, for writing about the group’s recent gathering: “On Thursday, October 24, several younger members of the U.S. Province gathered at the Provincial Conference Center to continue the work that we began in August in regards to sharing the Dehonian message with youth…”
North American councils meet, Fr. Nardi earns doctorate, SCJ moves into full-time ministry after final vows, journal from French pilgrimage, SHSST staffer published, November birthdays, Dehonian Spirituality update and a closing shot from Mississippi.
On October 21 Fr. Yulius Sunardi, SCJ, successfully defended his doctoral thesis “Predictive Factors for Commitment to the Priestly Vocation: a Study of Priests and Seminarians.” Members of the Sacred Heart Monastery Community were among those who attended the defense at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. (USA).
Autumn SCJ News available online, prayer requests, Sr. Katarina Schuth this week’s Dehonian Lecturer, Sacred Heart professor publishes two articles, Dehonian Social Justice website adds new info, diocesan paper features newly professed SCJ, blog update, new look for development office website, and other updates.
Celebrating Native American Day, Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving; Dehonian Spirituality e-blasts; SHSST lobby almost done; St. Joe’s hosts German students; 14 seminarians instituted as acolytes; training requirements for accreditation; Facebook and blog posts; library contest; prayer requests; and Fr. Steve’s schedule.
New Facebook page for the congregation; Montréal community grows; prayer requests and thanks; blog posts from India; General Chapter preparations; reflection on “Leo Dehon and the Social Question,” directory correction, provincial’s schedule; and pilgrimages with benefactors.