Weekly News: September 30, 2019

Hello, my name is…
Students, candidates and novices with their directors
Each year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves. This year’s group includes six candidates, six professed seminarians, and four novices. They are men from a wide variety of cultural, educational and work backgrounds. Yet they all speak of their shared call to the […]


Our students, preparing to follow in the footsteps of Fr. Dehon

First-year candidates Steve and Jonathan with Fr Duy during Mass at Sacred Heart Monastery
Each year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves. This year’s group includes six candidates, six professed seminarians, and four novices. They are men from a wide variety of cultural, educational and work backgrounds. Yet they all speak of their […]


Weekly News: September 23, 2019

Celebrating ministry; remembering a martyr
Fr. Jim
Fr. Jim Walters, SCJ, was the main celebrant and homilist at the September 18th bilingual Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. The liturgy was dedicated to the memory of Blessed Juan María de la Cruz Garcia Mendez, SCJ. A martyr during the Spanish Civil War, Juan María […]


Remembering a martyr; celebrating new ministry

Gathered around the altar
Fr. Jim Walters, SCJ (pictured at the top of the page), was the main celebrant and homilist at today’s bilingual Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. The Mass was dedicated to the memory of Blessed Juan María de la Cruz Garcia Mendez, SCJ. A martyr during the Spanish Civil […]


Weekly News: September 16, 2019

Novices past and present
Before the First Friday gathering at Sacred Heart Monastery in September, Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, novice master, posed for a quick photo with this year’s novitiate class (Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen, Truc Van Tran and Hung Pham) and last year’s class, who professed first vows on August 15 (John Huan Nguyen and […]


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 […]