Weekly News: July 8, 2024

General Chapter comes to an end The XXV General Chapter came to a close on Friday, July 5. Among the topics discussed in the third and final week: mission – how to create common guidelines for mission and internationality, as well as encourage availability and partnerships; reports on the newest mission communities (Nijmegen in the Read More…


Weekly News: July 1, 2024

Eucharistic Pilgrimage visits SHSST On June 24, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology hosted the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Pilgrims arrived at midday, spent time in Adoration (the benediction was done by Fr. Henry Nguyen, SCJ) and then began a procession through the seminary property and on to St. Martin of Tours parish in Franklin. Read More…


Pope addresses General Chapter delegates

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis given to participants in the XXV General Chapter of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians) on Thursday, June 27, 2024). Click here to download a PDF of the Pope’s text. Dear brothers, good morning!  I greet Father Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, your Superior General, confirmed for Read More…


Br. Bernard Taube, SCJ, has died

Br. Bernard Taube, SCJ, died on June 26 in Farmington, MN; he was 91. In recent years he had been under the care of family in Minnesota; he went into hospice just days before he passed. Br. Bernie was born in Cannon Falls, MN and was raised in New Trier. Both he and a sister Read More…


Weekly News: June 24, 2024

Re-elected! On June 21, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, SCJ, was elected to a second six-year term as superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The election took place during the first week of the XXV General Chapter in Rome. Fr. Carlos was born on September 2, 1965 in Las Palmas (Spain). He Read More…


Our newest Dehonian priest: Fr. Paul Phong Hoang

“Our community – the Dehonians – makes space for people from all different walks of life. Let us not be discouraged by a person, an incident, a thing that hurt or bothered us. The love of Christ and our charism are what unite us. There are still people in the world searching for the Truth, Read More…


Superior General re-elected!

On June 21, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, SCJ, was elected to a second six-year term as superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The election took place during the first week of the XXV General Chapter in Rome. Fr. Carlos was born on September 2, 1965 in Las Palmas (Spain). He Read More…


Called to Sint Unum

Pictured above: Delegates to the XXV General Chapter following the Opening Mass Called to be one in a changing world: “so that they may believe” (Jn 17:21) Sint Unum! On June 13, 2024, the Vatican released a study document titled “The Bishop of Rome: Primacy and Synodality in Ecumenical Dialogue and Responses to the Encyclical Ut Read More…


Weekly News: June 17, 2024

The XXV General Chapter begins! The General Chapter got underway in Rome this past weekend with a lighthearted social on Saturday evening (June 15), and on Sunday, the Opening Mass at the Pontifical French Seminary where Fr. Leo John Dehon studied. During his homily, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, SCJ, superior general, prayed that “God’s Read More…


Weekly News: June 10, 2024

Celebrating Feast of the Sacred Heart Throughout the province last week people gathered in SCJ communities and ministries to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. At Christ the King church in Southaven, MS, Bishop Joseph Kopacz, SCJ, was once again with the Dehonians after a visit to Houston the weekend before to ordain Fr. Read More…