Weekly News: February 24, 2020

Dust and Ashes “With ashes today, the priest traces on my forehead the sign of penitence and the sign of death.” Wrote Fr. Leo John Dehon in his Ash Wednesday reflection in The Year with the Sacred Heart.  “What are dust and ashes? They are signs of destruction; the stamp that time, fire, and death […]


Remembering Fr. Frank Burshnick

Fr. Frank Burshnick, SCJ, died on February 21. He was 82, professed for 53 years and ordained 49. Originally from Forest City, PA, he initially taught for five years at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary before entering parish ministry. In Texas, he served at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Brownsville, OLG in Raymondville, St. Cecilia […]


Weekly News: February 17, 2020

World Day of Social Justice February 20 is the United Nation’s World Day of Social Justice. In commemoration of the day, last week’s issue of Dehonian Spirituality shared the following “Prayer for Peace” from Prayers of the Heart, published by the British-Irish Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart: Lord Jesus, when I hear of […]


Weekly News: February 10, 2020

Two enter postulancy Congratulations to Kenneth Anyanwu and Celsus Robert who were welcomed into postulancy during the First Friday liturgy with the formation community on February 7. Kenneth, originally from Nigeria, earned a master’s degree in Jewish-Christian studies from Seton Hall University before applying to candidacy. “Initially, what attracted me to the Priests of the […]


Migration and immigration the focus of First Friday at Sacred Heart Monastery

Migration, immigration and respect for one another regardless of cultural background were the themes of the First Friday evening at Sacred Heart Monastery on February 7. Members of the North American Migration Committee led the evening, beginning with Eucharist, and concluding with a presentation to the formation community. “Every person in this room has a […]


Weekly News: February 3, 2019

Proclaiming the Gospel through interfaith dialogue “As a Catholic, Dehonian priest, I live my involvement in interfaith activities as part of the proclamation of the Gospel, where the Gospel must be preached to all people regardless of their religious background,” said Fr. Stepanus Sigit Pranoto, SCJ. “For me, studying other religions and cooperating with other […]