Fr. Raúl Gomez-Ruiz, SDS, has been named the next president-rector of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. He will succeed Fr. Thomas Knoebel as of July 1, 2019. His appointment is for five years.
Fr. Raúl Gómez-Ruiz, SDS
Fr. Gomez, 65, recently completed a six-year term as vicar general and general secretary of the Society of […]
The Provincial Offices will be closed December 24-26 for Christmas, and December 31 and January 1 for New Year’s. Officially, the office is open December 27-28, but keep in mind that some members of the staff will be taking vacation days at that time. If you have business with the office, especially financial concerns, […]
“The name and its setting are very Dehonian, speaking of the heart as the center of our Dehonian spirituality”
-Fr. Francis Vu Tran, SCJ, district superior of Vietnam
SCJs and visiting clergy with the bishop
December 15, 2018, marked another milestone for the District of Vietnam. “After nine months of construction, a new chapel – dedicated to the […]
“Sometimes the best that we can do is offer clarity and comfort in difficult situations, not just to the patient, but to their caregivers as well.”
-Fr. Jan de Jong, SCJ
Advances in science have produced life-changing and even life-saving medicine. However, as opportunities in medicine increase, so too do challenging questions surrounding healthcare.
Approximately 40 years ago, […]
I ask you to lift my sister Kathleen in prayer as she completes the final stages of her earthly journey after a two year battle with lung cancer. For all of our blessings together, we are grateful. Through the intercession of Father Dehon may her final days be pain-free and joyful.
Christmas is in the air!
Last Thursday members of the Sacred Heart Monastery community, including students in formation and ESL, had a tree-trimming party. Pictured above are Jacob Smith, a first-year candidate, and Frater Huan Pham, SCJ, a seminarian from the Vietnamese District. They ALMOST could reach the top of the tree.
The Provincial Offices […]
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 […]