Weekly News: August 27, 2018

A new school year!
Today is the first day of classes for the 2018-19 academic year at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, as well as the start of the ESL Summer Session II. The Opening Mass for the year will be on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are pictured above.
Members of the […]


Weekly News: August 20, 2018

Two new Dehonians!
With the profession of their first vows on August 15, Phong “Paul” Hoang and Henry Nguyen became Dehonians, members of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The vows were received by Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, US provincial superior, during a liturgy in the main chapel at Sacred Heart Monastery / Sacred Heart Seminary […]


Two new SCJs!

Fr. Ed asks the novices if they are ready to profess their vows
With the profession of their first vows on August 15, Phong “Paul” Hoang and Henry Nguyen became Dehonians, members of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The vows were received by Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, US provincial superior, during a liturgy […]


Three new novices!

Three men were received into the novitiate August 14: Hubert Senam Kodjovi Liassidji, John Huan Nguyen and Angel Romero.
Originally from Togo, but now a US citizen, Hubert entered the formation program in Chicago in January, 2017, and was a student at St. Xavier University. He is 37.
Reflecting on his vocation, Hubert said that “During my […]


Weekly News: August 13, 2018

All about formation
Henry and Hubert during the retreat. Henry professes first vows this week and Hubert enters novitiate.
Last week, those in formation – both students and formators – were on retreat together at the Siena Center in Racine. The retreat was based on the “Open Hearts” North American Dehonian retreats held in Canada and the […]


Remembering the founder

On August 12, we remember the death of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon. “He came from La Capelle with a vast accumulation of knowledge seldom found in a young priest,” said Bishop Charles Binet in his eulogy for the founder. “But he did not shut himself up in the ivory tower of his intellectual superiority, but threw himself wholeheartedly into work, especially among laborers.”


Weekly News: August 6, 2018

Moving in!
As the last remodeling details are finalized, students are now moving into Sacred Heart Monastery in preparation for the 2018-19 school year. Several SCJs have already settled in. As you may remember, the monastery was remodeled to make space for the formation community, which was previously in Chicago. Theology students will attend Sacred Heart […]