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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.
Remembering our SCJ martyrs, blog posts from Congo, Fr. Nardi shares doctoral research, SHSM assumes responsibility for mobile food pantry, JPR updates, Philippine ordinations, Thanksgiving office hours.
In 2004 the General Administration established November 26 as “SCJ Memorial Day,” a time of remembrance for members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart who gave their lives as martyrs. In total, there are 49 SCJ martyrs, including 28 who were killed 50 years ago in Congo during the Simba rebellion. The names of our SCJ martyrs are posted here along with a link to an Adoration service for November 26.
What factors predict whether a man will stay committed to the priesthood? This has been Fr. Yulius Sunardi’s question for the past two years as he did his doctoral research. On November 19th he presented the results of his work to seminarians and faculty at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.
Former missionary reflects on years in Congo; Fr Dehon’s thoughts on travel and meditation; blog updates from Indonesia; reminders for the General Chapter and upcoming presentation; six SHSST seminarians receive holy orders.
From 1982 – 1991 Br. Leonard Elder, SCJ, was a missionary in the African country of Zaire. On November 17, he returns for the first time in 23 years. “[In Africa] God, through the voices of many people, called me again to pursue studies for the priesthood,” said Fr. Leonard.