Celebrating where it all began!
The last of the three Centennial celebrations for the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) was held on July 30 in the place where it all began: Lower Brule, SD. It was there in 1923 that Fr. Mathias Fohrman, an SCJ priest from the German Province, first celebrated Mass at St. Mary’s parish. Dozens of SCJs from around the world joined parishioners for the celebration.
A life devoted to serving those on the peripheries
Br. Leonard Zaworski, SCJ, died on September 6. A member of the Dehonian community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake, he was 80 years old. Br. Lenny professed his first vows in 1968 and his perpetual vows in 1975. Much of his life was devoted to social justice and serving those who were often found on the peripheries of society. After 12 years in India, he became a Braille translator, which he did until his death.Read More
Life-long commitment as a Dehonian
Congratulations to Frater Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ, who made his perpetual profession of vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) May 11. “Looking back, going from where I was to where I am now is nothing short of a miracle,” said Fra. Paul. “I believe that God had a plan for me and was involved throughout my journey. I am forever grateful for the SCJs and our culturally diverse community.”Read More
A ministry of beginnings
For nine years, Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ, was the vocation director for the US Province. In January, he moved to Houston to continue to work with young people in discernment. However, in his new role as a campus minister at the University of Houston’s Newman Center, the scope of the discernment is much broader. The students he sees aren’t necessarily discerning a vocation to religious life, but life itself. “They are always looking forward,” said Fr. Quang. “Their lives are wide open with possibilities.”Read More
We continue to remember and pray
Saturday, January 21, will mark six months since the disappearance of Fr. Anthony Kluckman, SCJ. He was last seen on security footage as he left Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake pre-dawn. Fr. Anthony suffers from significant memory impairment. If you have any information that you think may be relevant in the search for Fr. Anthony please contact the Franklin Police Department at: 414-425-2522.Read More
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