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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.

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Weekly News: August 21, 2017

Weekly News: August 21, 2017

SCJs from the US and Canada take part in Dehonian Retreat; two SCJs featured in Journal Sentinel article; Vatican donates to construction of migrant center; SCJ seminarian reflects on year in Brazil; two new novices; blog post from India; prayer requests

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Obrigado Brazil!

Obrigado Brazil!

Frater Juancho Castañeda Rojas just returned from his pastoral year in Brazil. “I experienced a sense of the internationality of the congregation,” he wrote in a reflection on the experience. “We are all Dehonians, living that dream of Father Dehon by being among the poor, by serving those who most need us.” Click here to read his full reflection.

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Weekly News: August 14, 2017

Weekly News: August 14, 2017

Fr. Byron installed as new novice master; Br. Luc Coursol of Montréal dies; new blog posts from Fr. Tom Cassidy and Fr. Mark Mastin; Fr. Juancho returns to Chicago; Fr. General writes about youth and vocation ministry; North American retreat underway in Canada; prayer requests; provincial’s time.

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Remembering the founder

Remembering the founder

On August 12, we remember the death of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon. “He came from La Capelle with a vast accumulation of knowledge seldom found in a young priest,” said Bishop Charles Binet in his eulogy for the founder. “But he did not shut himself up in the ivory tower of his intellectual superiority, but threw himself wholeheartedly into work, especially among laborers.”

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Weekly News: July 31, 2017

Weekly News: July 31, 2017

Congregation releases new Mission Statement; Vietnam prepares to celebrate first ordination within the district; theology seminar concludes with closing statement; SHSST news; reminders; provincial’s time; and welcome Fr. Mariano!

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With Open Heart and Mind we are the Dehonians!

With Open Heart and Mind we are the Dehonians!

Who are the Priests of the Sacred Heart, the Dehonians? What are our values, our priorities? The Rule of Life, built on the foundation of the charism left to us by Fr. Leo Dehon, answers these questions in detail. Last year the general administration developed a Mission Statement that takes the essence of that Rule of Life and gives it focus in today’s terminology.

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Vietnam one year later

Vietnam one year later

On August 12th the District of Vietnam will celebrate the first ordination of an SCJ within the district itself. Until now, all ordinations were done outside of the country. August 12th will also be a significant day for Fr. Francis Vu Tran. It will be the one-year anniversary of his installation as superior. A US citizen originally from Vietnam, he was asked by Fr. General to go to Vietnam.

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Obrigado Brazil!

Obrigado Brazil!

Frater Juancho Castañeda Rojas just returned from his pastoral year in Brazil. "I experienced a sense of the internationality of the congregation," he wrote in a reflection on the experience. "We are all Dehonians, living that dream of Father Dehon by being among the poor, by serving those who most need us." Click here to read his full reflection.

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