Congratulations to Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in Sacred Theology on November 14th! This is the last step in his doctoral program at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif. The title of the dissertation is “Extending the Boundaries of Gender and Ethnicity in the Wilderness: a Spatial Reading of the Ethiopian Eunuch Narrative in Acts 8:26-40.”
Apostolic Nuncio speaks at SHSST; Dn. Marion remembered for his compassion to a dream deferred; Major Superiors gather in Rome; Fr. Quang chairs General Conference planning committee; honoring Mother Cabrini; updates and prayer requests.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, was the presenter at the Dehon Lecture Nov. 8 at SHSST. His topic: The Heart of the Priest. ““The Holy Father expects priests to have a courageous heart that engages the real problems of men and women,” he said, “this requires being close to the Lord and the people.”
Remembering Fr. Bill DeWitte; working for change is sometimes the most charitable thing to do; superior general speaks at Reformation commemoration; prayer notices; SCJ News available; provincial superior’s calendar
All Souls Day is a time when the Church commemorates all the faithful departed. November is also a special time in which Dehonians celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us, culminating with November 26, SCJ Memorial Day. We begin the month with a reflection on Fr. Bill DeWitte, SCJ, (1914-1994) a missionary, and later a member of the Canadian Region. It was written by Fr. Peter McKenna, SCJ, who was with Fr. Bill when he died.
Fr. John Young Center dedicated in Olive Branch; refugee family celebrates first year in Canada; JPR resources on the web; province represented in Africa Faith & Justice Network; November birthdays; US Province in Rome; provincial’s calendar; and happy 80th Fr. Bob!
Last year Dehonians in Ottawa, in partnership with those who join the community in worship on Sundays, welcomed a refugee family from Syria. The Dehonians joined Canadians across the country in a national project to welcome, sponsor and resettle Syrians who had fled their country as it plunged deeper into a violent civil war. On October 22, the family celebrated its first year in Canada. They did so by thanking those who helped them through food: a meal of Syrian dishes.
North American administrations meet in Montréal; Fr. Quang Tran joins St. Martin of Tours team; Indian chapel project completed through generosity of SHML donors; SHSM staff learn about DACA at in-serivce; St. Joseph’s celebrates 90 years of education.
Twice a year the administrations of the US Province and Canadian Region meet together to discuss common concerns, areas of collaboration, and update each other on the people and ministries of each entity. The fall meeting took place October 16-17 in Montréal. Topics included migration, the international theological conference, vocations, the North American retreats, communications and the 2018 General Conference.
Meet our 2017-18 formation community; Fr. Bernie Rosinski celebrates Mass at Divine Heart 50-year reunion; International Communications Commission meets in Rome; a gift to novitiate honors parents.