Weekly News: March 31, 2014

SHSM principal becomes an associate with the religious community that taught her, Br. Clay Diaz preparing for final vows, Fr. Quang Nguyen presenter at SHST’s Dehon Lecture, More reflections and prayers added to Dehonian Spirituality section of website, email address changes at Vocation Central, birthdays and Membership information.

This School of Love: March 28, 2014

Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, cherished his spiritual life, but not to the degree that it separated him from everyday life. Indeed, his spiritual life motivated him to address the pressing needs of his day…

Was Fr. Dehon an economist?

“Clergy have to learn about economic issues and the problems of social science… Our seminaries have to offer courses in social and political economics.” Who said it? Originally, Fr. Leo John Dehon. Echoing it about a 100 years later was Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ, presenter at Sacred Heart School of Theology’s annual Dehon Lecture

Feast of the Annunciation, March 25

On March 25th we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. Father Leo Dehon, SCJ, the Founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, loved this feast because it is foundational to Christ’s and to his spirituality. In The Year with the Sacred Heart, a book of meditations he finished in 1909, Fr. Dehon offered a meditation on the feast. Parts of it have been translated and are presented below.

Weekly News: March 24, 2014

Lay person named president of St. Joseph’s Indian School; SCJ receives United Nations award; European SCJs reflect on “mercy” at Auschwitz; Fr. Quang Nguyen featured Dehon lecturer at SHST; reflections based in the Dehonian charism; Fr. Tom writes final reflection on India; updates and prayer requests.

This School of Love: March 21, 2014

  “…take my soul into your most sacred wound, so that in this school of love, I may learn to make a return of love to God, who has given me such wondrous proofs of his love.”  As noted previously, we are redeveloping the “Prayer” section of the website so that it is more directly Read More…

Weekly News: March 17, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day prayer, founder’s writings now in a searchable website, Congolese SCJs express thanks to US benefactors for support of the mission, Army chaplain back on US soil after months in Afghanistan, budget reminder, prayer requests and vocation news.

Weekly News: March 10, 2014

North American administrations meeting in Montréal, Founder’s Day celebrated on March 14, a “friendly” contest and other news about the general chapter, and Frs. Mike and Quang visit Vietnam.

Founder’s Day

Celebrating Fr. Dehon and SCJ spirituality March 14 marks the 171st anniversary of the birth of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Known as “Founder’s Day” in the congregation, “March 14 is a day on which we remember not only the birth of our founder, Fr. Leo Dehon, but Read More…

Dehonian Spirituality

We are redeveloping the “Prayer” section of the website so that it is more directly based in the Dehonian charism and SCJ spirituality. Much of what will be posted is being developed by David Schimmel, province director of Dehonian Associates. This is the opening post in the section. More reflections will be shared in the Read More…