Are you called?

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We are the Priests of the Sacred Heart – Dehonians!

We live in community, are inspired by daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a fragmented world we believe unity to be possible.

Our ministries are diverse, as are our members. Yet our goal is the same: 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.

Are you called to a life of prayer and service based in the love of the Sacred Heart? Are you called to religious life as a priest or brother?

Have a question, ready to learn more? Email our vocation director at:, or call us at 800-609-5559.

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Meet our students!

Each year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves in their own words. Reflecting the diversity of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), as well as the Church itself, they represent a wide variety of cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. Yet they all have the same call to follow in the footsteps of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon.

“Overall, I’m just an ordinary guy with a disciple’s heart,” writes our newest candidate, Alfonso Pizano. “I’m grateful and eager to see what God has in store for me as I discern his will in my life all for his greater glory!”

“I am thrilled to see where this life as an SCJ will lead me,” writes Frater Henry Nguyen, “I know it will continue to allow me to help and serve those who are most in need.” Fra. Henry is back at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology to complete his theology studies after a year away for pastoral ministry in Mississippi and and then Ecuador.

Jonathan Tu Nguyen-Vuong, who is a novice this year preparing for first vows, writes that  “it will give me great joy to be an SCJ in the US Province. My profession of vows will help me to continue my mission as a follower of Venerable Fr. Leo John Dehon.”

Click here to learn the stories of our candidates, novices and students.

Come and See!

Fr. Quang is pictured here with Alejandro, one of the participants in a recent “Come and See,” an opportunity for young men discerning a vocation to religious life to literally “come and see” the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). Are you discerning a call to religious life, to the priesthood? Contact our vocation director at or call 800-609-5559 to learn how you can Come and See!

A few of our videos

Learn about our students, our formation program, and our religious community through the short videos and news items below, many of which were produced by the students themselves. View more on our DehoniansUSA YouTube channel. Have a question, ready to learn more? Email our vocation director at:, or call us at 800-609-5559.