In the hospital, the words of his father echoed in his mind

“I found my way through the Eucharist. It anchored me. It gave me strength. I thought of my father’s words: ‘Remember to pray!’”
-Frater Henry Nguyen, SCJ
SCJ seminarian Frater Henry Nguyen reflects on his summer CPE experience, working as a chaplain-intern at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio:
“Con có cầu nguyện chưa” (Have you […]

Weekly News: September 9, 2019

Come and See
Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ, province vocation director, poses above with participants in last weekend’s “Come and See.” The weekend is an opportunity for young men discerning a vocation to religious life to literally “come and see” the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The visitors joined the formation community and novices for First […]

Leaving our comfort zones to serve God

“God needs our hands today, our voices, so that others may experience God’s love. Everything is about our brothers and sisters, our neighbors. ‘Out of the sacristy!’ said Fr. Dehon. It is the invitation to leave our comfort zones and go where God calls us.”
-Br. Diego Diaz, SCJ
Br. Diego
I was born in northern Argentina, in […]

Weekly news: August 26, 2019

Back to school!
Today, August 26, is the first day of classes for students at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. On Wednesday, Fr. Raúl Goméz-Ruiz, SDS, will be installed by Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, as the new SHSST president-rector during the Opening Eucharist at 4:30 p.m.
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Weekly News: August 19, 2019

Our four new novices: Thuan, Thien, Hung and Truc
Four enter novitiate
On August 14, Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen, Truc Van Tran and Hung Pham entered the novitiate during a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Novitiate chapel. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior, received the new novices. Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, is novice master, and Fr. Andrzej […]

Two profess vows!

Huan and Hubert
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After a year of novitiate, John Huan Nguyen and Hubert Senam Kodjovi Liassidji professed their first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The profession ceremony took place on August 15, in the main chapel at Sacred Heart Monastery / Sacred Heart Seminary and […]

Four enter novitiate

“The time of novitiate constitutes a privileged period of initiation into the religious life of our Congregation… The novice shall involve himself in an experience of community and evangelical life; he shall be initiated in the practice of the evangelical counsels.”
SCJ Rule of Life, No. 98

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On Wednesday, […]

Weekly News: August 12, 2019

Remembering the founder, remembering the founding of the congregation
“For Him I lived and for Him I die.” These were the final words spoken by Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, before his death 94 years ago today on August 12, 1925.
In 1878, before making his first profession of vows […]

We received the following prayer request: Please pray for me. My family is going through many difficult struggles. Personally, I am seeking a job and working to overcome health issues. I hope to some day return to the university.

Weekly News: August 5, 2019

Vow renewal in Houston
Henry, with friends and family
Over the weekend Frater Henry Nguyen, SCJ, renewed his vows at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston. He is in Texas this summer doing a CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) program in San Antonio. Fra. Henry writes:
“Fr. Juan Carlos [Castañeda Rojas] received my vows. In Fr. Juan Carlos’ homily, […]