“Wounded Shepherd” is focus of 2019 Dehon Lecture

Dr. Austen Ivereigh
Dr. Austen Ivereigh was the featured speaker at the Dehon Lecture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology on November 13. A journalist and the author of The Great Reformer, a biography of Pope Francis, Ivereigh was the opening presenter at last year’s SHSST symposium “Discovering Pope Francis.” His latest book, Wounded […]


Weekly news: November 11, 2019

International Conference on Sacred Heart Devotion
A two-day conference on Sacred Heart devotion was held November 8-9 at Villa Aurelia (next to the Generalate) in Rome. The conference was hosted by the Priests of the Sacred Heart (via the Centro Studi Dehoniani) in conjunction with several partners, including the Pontifical Council for Culture and the University […]


Continuing Dehonian commitment to the Cheyenne River Reservation

Members of the SHC Board break ground
In 1982, the Sacred Heart Center in Eagle Butte, SD, opened its doors for the first time  in a rented, two-story frame house. It was a joint effort of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, the Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and area volunteers. The center provided a […]


Weekly News: November 4, 2019

Day of the Dead
Last week an “altarcito” was set up in the chapel at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. It is a small shrine similar to those prepared in the homes of Mexican and Mexican-Americans to remember their deceased loved ones on “Day of the Dead,” which Catholics observe in the Commemoration of […]


Weekly news: October 28, 2019

We remember
This week we commemorate All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). As we pray for those who have gone before us, let us remember in a special way Fr. Bill Pitcavage, SCJ, who died earlier this year (March 22, 2019). May we also remember:
Mike Grieger, the husband of Mary Grieger, […]


Weekly News: October 21, 2019

Building Sacred Bridges
Fr. Anthony leads a prayer service at the start of Native American Day. Native American Studies teacher LaRayne Woster is pictured above with a student.
“Sacred Bridges” was the theme of the October 13-14 Mission Education conference hosted by St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.
“We are surrounded by Sacred Bridges but we have to […]


Building “Sacred Bridges”

St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts 2019 Mission Education Conference
Mary Balistreri, province healthcare director, participates in the smudging ritual
“Sacred Bridges” was the theme of the 2019 Mission Education conference. Held approximately every three years, Mission Education is a time for employees and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to learn about Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of […]


Weekly News: October 14, 2019

Mission Education in South Dakota
Held approximately every three years, Mission Education is a time for employees and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to learn about Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, as well as the congregation that carries on his dreams. It is also a time for co-workers across […]


Celebrating 25 years of the Dehonian presence in India

The first Dehonian missionaries arrived in India on October 6, 1994. For two days, October 5-6, the Indian District celebrated the 25th anniversary of their arrival with prayer, performances, historical presentations, and of course, food!
Dehonians from around the world, including Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Cordorniú, superior general, and Fr. Pedro Iglesias Curto, secretary general, were […]


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 […]