The anthropology behind Dehonian spirituality


Fr. Zbigniew Morawiec (US), Fr. David Szatkowski (US) and Fr. Gustave Lulendo (Canada) represented North America at “Anthropologia Cordis,” an international seminar focusing on the anthropology of Dehonian (SCJ) spirituality. The week-long gathering got underway February 2 with an opening Mass and dinner in Taubaté (approximately two hours from Sao Paolo).

In his opening homily Fr. John van den Hengel, vicar general, said that “You [the young SCJs gathered] represent the future… On you the congregation counts to be the bearers of the tradition and legacy of Fr. Dehon. We need your voices to take the congregation into this post-modern world.”

Fifty-three SCJs from five continents are present at the conference, which concludes on February 7.

Throughout the week we’ll post information from the conference here.


February 3 (Fr. David Szatkowski)

February 4 (Fr. David Szatkowski)

February 5 (Fr. David Szatkowski)

February 6 (Fr. David Szatkowski)

February 7 (Fr. David Szatkowski)

Reports on the general website:

February 2

February 3

February 4

February 5

February 6

February 7

Section on General website re: Anthropologia Cordis


Generalate photo album from conference

Conference items:

As we receive them we will link texts and other items from the conference. They will generally be posted in the language given, with a Google Translate link.

Opening Homily, Fr. John van den Hengel

Opening presentation: “Overview of Anthropology Today.” Text is in the original Italian with a Google Translate link in the left corner, above the Italian.

Fr. Quinto’s cartoons: Fr. Quinto Regazzoni is well-known for his cartoons at congregational events. Our thanks to Fr. Zbigniew Morawiec who sent us photos of a few of them from Taubaté