Weekly News: January 24, 2022

Provincialate welcomes international visitors After nearly two years of Zoom meetings, the General Finance Commission had an in-person gathering at the Provincial Conference Center last week. Pictured above are Fr. Luca Zottoli, SCJ, (general treasurer), Aldo Ivaldi (assistant to the general treasurer) and Fr. Gerd Hemken, SCJ, (German Province), along with Dn. David Nagel, SCJ […]


Weekly News: January 17, 2022

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ― Martin Luther King Jr.; Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 “Nothing has a foundation without justice.  Nothing endures except through justice.” Leo John Dehon, SCJ, “The Pope: Hopes and Forebodings,” 1894 The Provincial Offices are closed today, January 17, for the observation of Dr. […]


Weekly News: January 10, 2022

Fr. Vien Nguyen elected as 16th Provincial Superior On Tuesday, January 4, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, was elected as the 16th provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). “It is humbling to stand in front of you, to carry on the tradition of the US Province,” said Fr. Vien, after […]


Congratulations Frater Henry!

In 2018, Frater Duy Henry Minh Bùi Nguyễn, SCJ, professed his first vows as a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). However, “first vows” are just that, an initial short-term commitment that needs to be renewed yearly. On January 8, Frater Henry, 32, made his PERPETUAL Profession of Vows, a lifelong commitment […]


A new provincial superior!

“Please pray for me that I have the ear to listen attentively to the different voices in the province, the eye to see clearly the direction for the province, and the heart to be pastoral and compassionate to all.” The words were spoken by Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, on January 5, the day after he […]


2020-2021 Jubilarians honored

Assembly begins by honoring province jubilarians The 2020-2021 Jubilarians were the focus of the January 3rd opening liturgy of the US Provincial Election Assembly. Due the pandemic, the usual province jubilee celebrations were postponed during the past two years. Ramifications of the pandemic continue, but with most of the province together for the assembly, it […]