Dehonian Youth and the meeting with Pope Francis!

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In the coming days the cities of Lublin, Pliszczyn and Krakow will be Dehonian cities. Why? Because they will host young Dehonians from around the world who want to share in the joy of being believers and think about how they can make mercy a reality wherever they live. Twenty young people living the Dehonian spirituality will come from Berlin. They will first go to Lublin to be with other…
Progress toward the change in the communication strategy desired by the General Government continues. A second communications workshop was held July 1-2 under the direction of Andrè Lorenz Medien (see the first one). We invited Martin Proestler, who helped us to revisit and renew the formulation of the Mission Statement, that is, the vision and mission of Dehonians in the world. The next day was devoted to identifying and describing…
The ninth Iberian Week began last Monday in Salamanca (Spain) with the theme "United in Charism and Mission." Over 100 participants, primarily from Spain and Portugal, SCJ religious and lay Dehonians, heard the cordial welcome of Fr. José Luis Munilla, provincial superior of Spain, who offered a simple "make yourself at home." Also invited were Fr. Paulus Sugino (General Council of the Dehonians), Fr. Jesús Baena (missionary in India), Fr.…
Monday, June 20 Last night I felt privileged to welcome three members of our SCJ General Finance Commission to the States. They are here to learn about how the US province approaches finance and investment, development and fundraising, and forming relationships with donors. Mr. Aldo Ivaldi has made the trip before, but for Fr. Luka the General Treasurer from Italy and Fr. Jesus Valdezate from Spain, this was their first time…
For a whole week under the Pliszczyn (Poland) sky, a group of young people came together to share our spirituality. From June 27 through July 2 they sought to renew the grace of baptism that allowed them to enter into life in a new way. It is not the first time, but the 23rd week in which they shared the joy of being believers, seeking answers to difficult questions as…