A visit to South Africa

Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, vicar general, writes about his recent visit to the South African Province where he served as an observer to their province elections. As he notes, Fr. Steve first learned about South Africa from the missionaries who would visit with students when he was in the minor seminary. He writes: The Republic […]


Weekly News: December 23, 2019

A Christmas prayer O sweet Child of Bethlehem, grant that we may share with all our hearts in this profound mystery of Christmas. Put into the hearts of men and women this peace for which they sometimes seek so desperately and which you alone can give to them. Help them to know one another better, […]


Weekly News: December 16, 2019

Remembering Fr. Paul “A kind and gentle soul,” is how Fr. Paul Casper’s niece, Vicki Bazille, described her uncle at Saturday’s funeral for him (she is pictured at the top of the page). Hers was one of many remembrances shared. “He saw the good in people that others missed,” said another. “He knew how to […]


Fr. Paul Casper dies

Fr. Paul Casper, SCJ, died December 9. He was 89. Originally from St. Paul, MN, Fr. Paul, did his seminary studies at Sacred Heart Monastery and was ordained in 1957. As did many of the newly ordained, he spent his first years teaching in the minor seminary. He focused on Latin and religion, and also […]


Weekly News: December 9, 2019

Councils meet in Toronto “We are here not only to continue a tradition, but also to commit ourselves to the future of our congregation in North America,” said Fr. Gustave Lulendo, SCJ, in his opening remarks at the December 6 meeting of the administrations of the US Province and Canadian Region. Approximately twice a year […]


Continuing a collaborative tradtion

“We are here not only to continue a tradition, but to also commit ourselves to looking at the future of our congregation in North America,” said Fr. Gustave Lulendo, SCJ, in his opening remarks at the December 6 meeting of the administrations of US and Canada. Approximately twice a year the North American councils get […]


Weekly News: December 2, 2019

Advent begins “As we know, the season of Advent-Christmas-Epiphany beckons,” writes Fr. Peter McKenna, SCJ (Canadian Region), in his reflection for the start of Advent. It is one of several reflections from Dehonians which will be posted on the general website in the weeks ahead. Fr. Peter continues: “The season calls us to enter into […]


Fridge Notes: November 25, 2019

Holiday schedule The Provincial Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday this week (November 28-29) for Thanksgiving. Looking ahead, the offices will also be closed December 24-26 for Christmas, and December 31 and January 1 for New Year’s. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! We are called to be part of the response There are many forms […]


We are called to be a part of the response

“Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime that’s become ever more aggressive, that threatens not just individuals, but the foundation values of society.” -Pope Francis There are many forms of human trafficking and migrants are especially vulnerable. It was because of this that […]


Weekly News: November 18, 2019

Internationality and collaboration among topics of Superiors Meeting in Rome From November 11-15, the superiors of all of the SCJ provinces, regions and districts from around the world gathered in Rome. It was a time to share information from and to the general administration, but also to dialogue with one another. Meeting topics included internationality, […]