"The outward sign will fade on my forehead; the thought that it expresses must remain engraved in my memory"

– Fr. Leo John Dehon

More than just traditions

Adoration and First Friday devotions are more than just prayer traditions for the Priests of the Sacred Heart, they are among the essential elements of Dehonian Spirituality in practice.

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Congratulations Deacon Paul!

“Despite our unworthiness, if God calls us, he will take care of us. Take courage and cooperate with his grace, respond to his invitation.” The quote is Deacon Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ, who was ordained at Sacred Heart Monastery / Seminary and School of Theology on Dec. 9.

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Celebrating collaboration and commitment in SD

“This is holy ground. There is a Dehonian spirit here that has been present for over 100 years. No one leaves here without feeling that spirit.” The quote is from Mike Tyrell, president of St. Joseph’s Indian School, as he welcomed SCJs and coworkers to South Dakota, the birthplace of the US Province, for this year’s Mission Education gathering.

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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.


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When we accept the abundant love of Jesus and respond to His Sacred Heart with open hearts of our own, we are called to ask: "What more can I do?" There are many ways, through prayer, gifts and action, you can help us share the love of the Sacred Heart.



WATCH a brief video of the January 3-6 US Province Election Assembly during which Fr. Vien Nguyen was elected as the 16th provincial superior of the US Province. In the video are moments from the election process itself, but also comments from SCJs about their hopes for the future, the challenges the province faces, and those things for which Dehonians are grateful.



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Tue Jan 2

WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT… “Lord, I renew the offer of my entire being and my whole life to the Sacred Heart. Dear Lord, I love You; these words sum up my whole life: Behold I come to do your will. I am totally yours.” [Words of Fr. Leo John Dehon in “The Crowns of Love, Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR ADVENT WE PRAY… Lord Jesus Christ, you once said to your disciples: “Keep watch, for you do not know the day or the hour.” Your words of love amaze us all. For you call us to welcome the light in ways not of our choosing and at times when we least expect it. Lord Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR PEACE WE PRAY… God of mercy and compassion, of grace and reconciliation, pour your power upon all your children in the Middle East: Jews, Muslims and Christians, Palestinians and Israelis. Let hatred be turned into love, fear to trust, despair to hope, oppression to freedom, occupation to liberation, that violent encounters may be replaced Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR THOSE DISCERNING A VOCATION WE PRAY… Gracious God, you have blessed me with many gifts and talents. Grant me the wisdom to know how best to use them for the glory of your name. Jesus calls, “Come, follow me.” I want to follow him and be faithful to my call. Help me to see Read More…