Our Mission: to be Prophets of Love and Servants of Reconciliation
It is not what the Priests of the Sacred Heart – Dehonians – do that defines who we are but how we live and what we believe in: the love of the Heart of Jesus. Nourished by the Eucharist, we live, pray and minister together, seeking to bring reconciliation to a world that hungers for the love found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Our ministries are diverse, as are our members. We serve in many languages and come from many countries and cultures. Dehonians seek to serve people from all facets of society, yet always with a preferential option for the poor.
Our goal is to work with a common heart in service to God’s people, reflecting the love of Christ as experienced by our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon.
Would you like to learn more about a vocation as a priest or brother with us? Click here to contact our vocation director.
In 2017, our General Curia approved a new Mission Statement for the worldwide congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians):
Our vision: Love with open heart and mind
We are witnesses of God’s transforming love in souls and society. We spread God’s love around the world with open heart and mind.
Our Mission: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Your kingdom come
We are especially for people who are most in need and for the young. Our Congregation focuses on education, social work, missions, spirituality and media to announce the kingdom of God.
We live in community, are inspired by daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a fragmented world we believe unity to be possible.
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Do you feel called to our mission? Click here to contact our vocation director.