Reflections: Postulant Celsus Robert

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 Celsus Robert, a student at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in postulancy, preparing for novitiate. This epidemic hit us at a […]


Weekly News: April 27, 2020

World Day of Prayer for Vocations “The first word of vocation, then, is gratitude,” writes Pope Francis in his letter commemorating the 57th Annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations, next Sunday, May 3. “Taking the right course is not something we do on our own, nor does it depend solely on the road we choose […]


Weekly News: April 20, 2020

The beauty of God’s creation Wednesday, April 22, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year also marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’  [“On Care for Our Common Home”]. In the April 17 edition of Dehonian Spirituality, Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, writes that “the beauty of God’s creation speaks […]


Reflections: Fr. Guy Blair, 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. Guy Blair, SCJ, who ministers to the deaf in San Antonio and serves as a chaplain at the State Mental Hospital. I caught […]


Quickly adapting to a new reality

In most areas, the COVID-19 stay-in-place orders went into effect just as Christians were preparing for Easter Week. How to come together to celebrate when we can’t be together? For many faith communities, it meant a crash-course in online ministry. Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston was one of the first of our Dehonian parishes […]


Weekly News: Monday, April 13, 2020

“Like Peter and John, let us run towards the risen Jesus.  This race will last as long as our short life, with temporary pauses granted by the mercy of God and the love of our Lord.  Let us run, let us leave everything behind for the greater good, and let us never look back.”   […]


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 […]