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.

A return to Africa after 23 years

From 1982 – 1991 Br. Leonard Elder, SCJ, was a missionary in the African country of Zaire. On November 17, he returns for the first time in 23 years. “[In Africa] God, through the voices of many people, called me again to pursue studies for the priesthood,” said Fr. Leonard.

Weekly News: November 10, 2014

Veterans Day prayer, Fr. Nardi presents doctoral thesis, provincial treasurer reflects on prayer and resources, vocation office on the road, new Dehoniana available, International Theological Commission meetings, updates and a photo from the past.

Weekly News: Nov. 3, 2014

In celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week we share stories on the province website from our formation community and welcome the newest candidate to the community, Luis Barrantes. Also included in the weekly news are links to Fr. Tom Cassidy’s recent journal from Indonesia and an update written by Br. Long Nguyen on the Dehonian Youth Ministry Initiative, as well as prayer requests.