Weekly News: March 25, 2013

  Please note that the Provincial Offices will be closed from 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, through Monday, April 1 in observance of Triduum and Easter. The office reopens on Tuesday, April 2. However, news and prayer requests can be sent at any time. Click here to share a news item. Also, remember that […]

Diagnosed with Asperger’s, SCJ now advocates for others

Something was different Fr. Greg Schill says that even as a child he had a sense that he was experiencing the world differently than others. With a laser beam focus of attention he often became obsessed with a single object or concern while not even seeing that which might be right in front of his […]

Weekly news: March 18, 2013

SCJ takes part in historic moment “While working on my thesis, I had the Vatican site open on my computer because I wanted to be part of the conclave, part of such an important piece of history,” wrote Fr. Francis Vu Tran, a member of the U.S. Province studying in Rome. “Around 7:00 p.m. I […]

SCJ bishop remembers Argentine cardinal’s solidarity with the poor

“I felt joy and hope knowing that it is a man of God charged with the cross of the service of the Church and the world, in love.” -Bishop Virginio Bressanelli, SCJ Last week we published a few brief thoughts from Bishop Virginio Bressanelli on the naming of fellow Argentine, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as […]

Being a part of history

Fr. Francis Vu Tran is a member of the U.S. Province currently studying biblical theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The following is his reflection on learning about the selection of the new Pope: The conclave’s black smoke on Wednesday morning signaled that there was no Pope yet. That afternoon, I was sitting […]

Bishop Bressanelli reflects on fellow Argentine’s election

Joy and compassion Fr. Virgino Bressanelli, former SCJ superior general and bishop of Neuquén, Argentina, reflected on the appointment of his fellow countryman and bishop as pope: “I do not know how to express my feelings at this time. On the one hand there is great joy but on the other hand, I have a […]

Weekly News: March 11, 2013

Supporting education in Indonesia Fr. Tom Cassidy recently received a letter from Fr. F.X. Kusmaryadi, director of Yos Sudarso Metro High School in Lampung Province, Indonesia. The US Province committed $55,000 toward the Yos Sudarso Foundation which serves a diverse population of financially poor Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist families. Fr. Kus, an alumnus of […]

Dehonian Vocation Day

Founder’s Day March 14 marks the 170th anniversary of the birth of founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Leo John Dehon,  Born in 1843 to a French aristocratic family, he credited his mother for his devotion to the Sacred Heart, a devotion which inspired him found a religious community focused on bringing […]

The Heart of Christ in the Future of Europe

What does it mean to be an SCJ today? For several years SCJs in Europe have been asking themselves different versions of the same question. Basically, what does it mean to be a Dehonian in Europe today? What is it that Dehonian spirituality can address? Is there a future for Sacred Heart devotion in Europe? […]

Fr. Wayne Jenkins’ homily for his mother

We have entered the Great Fast of Lent four days ago.  Within today’s Gospel proclamation, Jesus is confronted for his understanding of fasting.  He stretches the disciples and the Pharisees to move beyond only abstaining from food but also to consider the absence of a person as a way of fasting.  This morning, at Mom’s […]