Pope Francis with SCJs
New administration meets with Pope Francis
On November 28, members of the general administration, as well as other SCJs from the Rome community, had an audience with Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall.
Traditionally, delegates at a General Chapter have an opportunity for an audience with the Holy Father. Often, it […]
Dehonian Memorial Day
Today, November 26, is “Dehonian Memorial Day,” a day in which SCJs throughout the world honor members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart who gave their lives as martyrs. It was on November 26, 1964, that Bishop Joseph Wittebols, along with six other SCJs, were martyred in Congo. In total, there are […]
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Provincial Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 22-23) for Thanksgiving. Have a blessed holiday weekend!
Our formation communities (Novitiate and Sacred Heart Monastery)
Meet our students!
Each year we ask […]
Novices Hubert and John serve at Mass
E ach year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves. This year’s group includes four candidates, four professed seminarians, and three novices. They are men from a wide variety of cultural, educational and work backgrounds. Yet they all speak of their shared call to the spirituality found […]
“I’d like to challenge each of us today to reach out beyond our personal boundaries and take the risk of meeting someone in the community whom we do not know, whose name we have not learned, whose story we have not heard, whose life, traditions and culture still remain a mystery to us. Our world […]
Let us not only give prayers of thanks for those who have served their countries but also prayers of hope that we may some day live in a world of peace, inspired by the love found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Veterans Day took on a special meaning this year not only for Americans, […]
“What unites us is much greater than what divides us”
– Pope John XXIII
We pray that the words of Pope John XXIII remain in our hearts and minds as Americans enter into the election process tomorrow, November 6. May these words continue to guide leaders throughout the world.
Special election issue
The US Province Office of Justice, Peace […]
Fr. Paul Kelly, long-time spiritual director, dies
After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died October 26 surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. He was 68. Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first vows in 1970 and […]
Recently added: Funeral photos
After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died early this morning, October 26, surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI. He was 68.
Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first vows […]
Please remember in prayer my daughter, Bella, who continues to recover from severe injuries from being hit by a car, as well as the staff at Craig Hospital in Denver who are caring for her. Also, keep in prayer the special needs of several others including Gregg, Kevin, Bradley, David, Kylie, Bryce, Matt, Tristan, Nancy, […]