Weekly news: March 25, 2019

Remembering Fr. Bill: medic, pastor, chaplain, missionary, friend
On Friday, March 22, Fr. Bill Pitcavage, SCJ, died of natural causes at home; he was 76. He made his first profession in 1969 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1976. Fr. Bill would have celebrated his 50th anniversary of vows this year.
Fr. Bill
It was during his […]


Former missionary dies at home

FUNERAL HOMILY: Click here to access a PDF of Dn. David Nagel’s homily at the Funeral Mass for Fr. Bill Pitcavage
Remembering Fr. Bill
Fr. Bill
Fr. Bill Pitcavage, SCJ, died at home of natural causes on March 22; he was 76. He made his first profession in 1969, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1976. He […]


Social media isn’t just for selfies and cat videos

Fr. Vien
It started with fish sauce and a desire to help people develop a curiosity about the Bible.
For years, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, had a Facebook account. As did many, he signed up for the social media platform when it first entered the cultural landscape.
“I was curious about it, but rarely looked at it,” he […]


Weekly News: March 18, 2019

Dehon inspires us to “keep trusting in the Heart of Jesus”
Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ, a graduate student from the Indonesian Province, was the main celebrant at the March 14 Founder’s Day Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. In his homily, Fr. Joni reflected on the challenges Fr. Dehon faced during his life […]


Dehon inspires us to “keep trusting in the Heart of Jesus”

Fr. Albertus Joni, a member of the Indonesian Province doing graduate studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee, was the main celebrant and homilist at today’s Founder’s Day Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Joining the seminary and monastery communities at the Mass was Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg. At the end of […]


Seminary continues to respond to the signs of the times

On March 13, the community at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology celebrated the 50th anniversary of the building that now houses the seminary and Sacred Heart Monastery. Construction of the new building began in 1966; the current structure was dedicated on December 8, 1968. Due to the winter break schedule, celebration of the […]


Weekly News: March 11, 2019

Sharing our stories of migration
On March 8, the North American Migration Committee visited the Dehonian Formation program at Sacred Heart Monastery to facilitate a conversation about migration. This was part of the formation program’s First Friday Series. Joining the community were four participants on a Come and See weekend sponsored by the province vocation office.
Fr. […]


Knowing our own stories helps us to hear others

Rededication
Lord, as sons of our Founder,
Leo John Dehon,
we are conscious of our unity with all men and women
Throughout the world and through all ages.
We rededicate ourselves to you
And commit ourselves to share with all of them
The love we have from you in Jesus.
We regard it as our personal and communal mission
to minister your love
to all […]


Weekly News: March 4, 2019

Lent begins
God, merciful judge,
because of our own imperfection and sin,
we want to be sensitive to everything that hinders your love
in the world and in the Church.
By sharing in Christ’s reconciliation,
we believe that our love heals humanity,
gathers it together into the body of Christ,
and consecrates it to your glory.
Amen
Prayer adapted from This Day of God, Community […]