Reflections: Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ, a member of the Indonesian Province doing graduate studies at Marquette University. I was still enjoying my three-month study […]


Weekly News: April 6, 2020

“Pine” Sunday Unable to get palms due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Novitiate Community substituted pine branches for yesterday’s Palm Sunday liturgy. Hosanna on “Pine” Sunday! Fr. Andrzej Sudol, SCJ, associate novice master, is pictured above with the novices. Welcoming these days in faith and hope “Beginning Holy Week on the way toward Easter we send […]


Reflections: Mike Tyrell, president of St. Joseph’s Indian School

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Mike Tyrell, president of the SCJs’ St. Joseph’s Indian School. This period of uncertainty in today’s world generates many feelings, reactions and reflections […]


Reflections: Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ, superior of the Sacred Heart Monastery Community in Wisconsin. Peace in peaceful times is easy.  Knowing peace in times […]


Reflections: Fr. Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Fr. Juan Carlos (Juancho) Castañeda Rojas, SCJ, a member of the US Province currently in Colombia. One of the legacies Fr. Leo John […]


We are in this together as one Dehonian family

“Today, this is my prayer for you: that you trust deeply in the mercy of our loving Father, just as Jesus did. I know that this is difficult; we are human, and we are afraid. But we are in this together, as one Dehonian family, one people of God.” -Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ   Fr. […]


Reflections: Fr. Rafael Querobin, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Fr. Rafael Querobin, SCJ, who began his new assignment at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston just as the impact of COVID-19 was beginning […]


A friend to the homeless and disadvantaged

Fr. Frank Wittouck, SCJ, is preparing to retire from his ministry as chaplain to Magnificat Houses, a faith-based, multifaceted organization that provides shelter, meals and other support to the homeless, hungry and mentally ill in Houston. The following is from a feature done on him in the Winter 2020 edition of the organization’s newsletter, The […]


Weekly News: March 30, 2020

Continuing to reflect and adapt “Do not allow the daily news to carry us away from our focus on Jesus,” said Frater Long Nguyen, SCJ (pictured at the top of the page), reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 during yesterday’s gospel reflection. “How do we continue to live in the world in light of the […]


Reflections: Frater Long Nguyen, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Frater Long Nguyen, SCJ, a member of the Mississippi community. It is his reflection on the Gospel reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent […]