With Open Heart and Mind we are the Dehonians!

New Mission Statement, same values

Who are the Priests of the Sacred Heart, the Dehonians? What are our values, our priorities? The Rule of Life, built on the foundation of the charism left to us by Fr. Leo Dehon, answers these questions in detail. The Rule is something to be studied and cherished by SCJs from the first days of formation.

Last year the general administration, in collaboration with others, developed a Mission Statement that takes the essence of that Rule of Life and gives it focus in today’s terminology.

A website (www.openheartandmind.org) has information about the Mission Statement. On it you will find a variety of resources – including the Mission Statement logo “Open Heart and Mind” – regarding the statement, as well as ways that it can be put into practice on a personal level, in a community or ministry, and on the province level.

There are two parts to the Dehonian Mission Statement: vision and mission. Our vision is to “Love with open heart and mind.” We – Dehonians – are witnesses of God’s transforming love in souls and societies. Our mission is “Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Your Kingdom Come.” Our focus as Dehonians is on the people who are most in need and for the young. We live in community, our inspiration is based in Eucharistic Adoration.

In a fragmented world, we believe unity to be possible.

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With an “Open Heart and Mind” we are Dehonians!

Our vision: Love with open heart and mind

We are witnesses of God’s transforming love in souls and society. We spread God’s love around the world with open heart and mind.

Our Mission: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Your kingdom come

We are especially for people who are most in need and for the young. Our Congregation focuses on education, social work, missions, spirituality and media to announce the kingdom of God.

We live in community, are inspired by daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a fragmented world we believe unity to be possible.