Never too old to fall in love

On March 30 Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, defended his master’s thesis in Scripture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. In taking up his studies for the degree at the age of 79 he said that he “found his true love.” The object of that love? Scripture! “It is replete with mystery; it preoccupies me.”

Weekly News: March 27, 2017

Br. Gabe celebrates his 95th birthday; International Communications Commission holds fist meeting; Dehonian spirituality shared in Toronto; new pastor named for St. Martin of Tours; video from the latest Spirituality of the Heart Coffee Break; updates and prayer requests; new on the blog; provincial’s calendar and other notices

Weekly news: March 20, 2017

Local superiors meet in Hales Corners, Frater Joseph Vu begins preparation for final vows, Fr. Mark Mastin reflects on the “Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit,” Fr. Ziggy Morawiec receives Green Card, reflections on Fr. Dehon, Fr. Leonard Elder celebrates 50 years of priesthood, and administrative notices.

Weekly News: March 13, 2017

Two received into postulancy; celebrating Founder’s Day; interreligious dialogue; Dehon Study Center newsletter available; prayer requests; SCJs visit Speaker Ryan’s office; undocumented share their stories with SCJs at SHML; European Major Superiors meeting; provincial’s time.

A Lenten prayer at Speaker Ryan’s office

On March 6, four SCJs and Mark Peters, director of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation for the US Province, went to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Racine to share their concerns about the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration. Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake is within Speaker Ryan’s district and thus the SCJs meeting with him weren’t just concerned citizens, they were also his constituents.

Weekly News: March 6, 2017

Celebrating diversity in Brazil; reflecting on the call to “live gratefully;” prayer requests; the March 14 letter from Fr. General; Lenten presentations on the spirituality of the Sacred Heart; reminders about province assembly and budgets; provincial’s calendar and a closing pic from OLG, Houston.

Getting out of the sacristy to embrace new cultures

Frater Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas is halfway through a ministerial year in Brazil. Here he writes about his experience of interculturality, reflecting on the importance of getting out of the sacristy where “we experience the greatness of the hearts of the people we serve… their culture, their traditions, and we grow together with them as people of God.”