Have a Very Blessed Christmas!

A Christmas Prayer: When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock, the work of Christmas begins…

Weekly News: Dec. 22, 2014

SCJs lead retreat on reconciliation from a Dehonian perspective; Province Vocation Office on the road, January birthday; reflecting on the call to priesthood; holiday office schedule.

Weekly News: Dec. 15, 2015

Fr. General’s Christmas letter, prayer requests, SCJ News available online, Fr. Nardi receives doctorate at MU, OLG principal shares reflection, SCJ business school celebrates 50th anniversary, Chamberlain SCJs host an open house, print edition of Dehoniana available

Fr. General’s Christmas letter

Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, superior general, writes a letter to the major superiors of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in anticipation of Christmas. “Christmas, today more than ever, speaks of hope. For this appeared ‘the grace of God, that brings Salvation” (Titus 2:11).'”…

Weekly News: Dec. 8, 2015

Celebrating feasts of Mary; Fr. Stephen Huffstetter’s final journal entries from Congo; vocation office on the road; reflecting on the SCJ Rule of Life; new entries on JPR blog; province reaccredited by Praesidium; online directory updated

Weekly News: December 1, 2014

SCJs in Rome take part in Vatican’s opening Mass for Year of Consecrated Life, Fr. Steve writes from the Congolese Province, Sr. Betteann McDermott honored posthumously, SCJ brother reflects on serving senior members, December birthdays and an Advent prayer

Weekly News: November 24, 2014

Remembering our SCJ martyrs, blog posts from Congo, Fr. Nardi shares doctoral research, SHSM assumes responsibility for mobile food pantry, JPR updates, Philippine ordinations, Thanksgiving office hours.

SCJ Memorial Day

In 2004 the General Administration established November 26 as “SCJ Memorial Day,” a time of remembrance for members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart who gave their lives as martyrs. In total, there are 49 SCJ martyrs, including 28 who were killed 50 years ago in Congo during the Simba rebellion. The names of our SCJ martyrs are posted here along with a link to an Adoration service for November 26.

Factors that predict commitment to the priesthood

What factors predict whether a man will stay committed to the priesthood? This has been Fr. Yulius Sunardi’s question for the past two years as he did his doctoral research. On November 19th he presented the results of his work to seminarians and faculty at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.

Weekly News: November 17, 2014

Former missionary reflects on years in Congo; Fr Dehon’s thoughts on travel and meditation; blog updates from Indonesia; reminders for the General Chapter and upcoming presentation; six SHSST seminarians receive holy orders.