Weekly News: April 28, 2014

Fr. Jan de Jong celebrates 50th anniversary of ordination, profile of long-time Sacred Heart volunteer Adeline Henry, prayer requests and necrology, snapshots from Truduum and Easter, blog posts from the Philippines, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the North American Province, May birthdays and updates.

Fr. Jan de Jong’s jubilee homily

  Fr. Jan de Jong gave the following homily during a celebration of his 50th jubilee of ordination at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake April 27, 2014:   Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear Friends, On the day of my ordination to the Priesthood, March  7, 1964, I had no idea that fifty years later Read More…

This School of Love, April 25, 2014

April 25 is the anniversary of the establishment of the United States Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The first Priest of the Sacred Heart who came to the United States was, in all probability, Fr. Leo John Dehon. Participation in the Eucharistic Congress, held in Montreal, occasioned the trip that took him around the world…


Reflecting on Easter Death should be the end of the story.  At least for many people, that is what the fear of death suggests.  Because we cannot know experientially what exists beyond our physical death, temptation fills the void with a sense of nothingness, dread, or both.  Belief in some form of existence beyond that Read More…

This School of Love, Good Friday

“In the mysteries of my Passion,” Fr. Dehon imagines Jesus telling a disciple, “I am truly a book written within and without (Revelation 5:1), and what is written there is my love.” In this meditation from the book, The Life of Love towards the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Dehon continues speaking in the person of Jesus…

Sacred Heart volunteer too busy to slow down

Adeline Henry worked for 38 years before retiring at age 59. Now 88, she has barely slowed down since handing in her timecard. “Oh, I don’t like to sit still for too long,” she said, noting some of the many organizations to which she has donated her time as a volunteer. For the past 15 years, the Priests of the Sacred Heart have been one of them.

Weekly News: April 14, 2014

Holy Week prayer, Easter schedule, updates, Finance Committee named, doctoral student has thesis approved, former ESL student publishes homilies as a way to practice English, prayer requests, postcard from Indonesia, Dehonian Spirituality update, and St. Joseph’s board member honored in South Dakota

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This School of Love, April 11, 2014

To a Westerner, it might seem strange to see an image of the Heart of Jesus in a meditative pose favored by the contemplative traditions of Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains… In this image, Jesus is sitting in a cross-legged or lotus position, which supports meditation by encouraging proper breathing and bodily alignment…

Weekly News: April 7, 2014

SCJ Army chaplain honored at Reds’ game, Sacred Heart School of Theology updates its name for the 2014-15 academic year, novices welcomed in the Philippines and India,reflections on aging, prayer requests, updates and photos.