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The Priests of the Sacred Heart (SCJs) is a Catholic religious community of brothers and priests devoted to the Heart of Jesus. As our Mission Statement says, “We are called to be, especially among the poor, prophets of love and servants of reconciliation.” Whether you seek to examine your vocation, learn about our ministries, explore Catholic issues or support our work, we invite you to join us in walking with God’s people.
Life-threatening complications from a badly injured knee set Silvia Bertozzi on a path toward her vocation as a consecrated virgin living the Dehonian charism. She was 33 and in an intensive physical therapy program near Bologna, Italy, when “I realized that I needed to mend more than my body, I needed to mend my heart and my faith,” she said. As Silvia struggled to regain her physical health, her faith began to heal with the help of an SCJ priest who became her spiritual director.
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From the general level to local communities, over and over SCJs cite outreach to youth as a priority for the congregation. At the US Provincial Chapter, it was youth themselves, the youngest members of the province, who once again emphasized the need to be present to young people. Energized by what he heard Fr. Christianus Hendrik felt called to respond to them “and get something started!”
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Justin Krenke, 23, professed his first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, August 16. The ceremony took place at St. Martin of Tours parish, Franklin, Wis. Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, provincial superior, received his vows. Justin has been a candidate with the Priests of the Sacred Heart since 2010;