50 years of Venta de Baños

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The golden jubilee of the Spanish Seminary of Venta de Baños is an important milestone that bears witness to the commitment and presence of the Dehonians in Spain. The 50th anniversary of the foundation was remembered with celebrations that began already last Saturday, 2 December 2017, with a Eucharistic celebration in the parish of Santa Rosa da Lima with the Cardinal Archbishop of Valladolid, His Em. Ricardo Blazquez, as the…
In today's readings we hear the advice of both Isaiah and John the Baptist, "prepare the way of the Lord." However, what are we preparing? Didn't Jesus already arrive over 2,000 years ago? Yes, but while Jesus has already arrived "out there," he has not yet been fully received in the hearts of many. So how do we prepare ourselves to receive the Lord into our very center – our…
On that cold morning of Tuesday, December 8, 1874, the lowest ranking of the parish vicars who had only arrived on November 3, 1871, rises to the pulpit of the Basilica of Saint-Quentin to give the sermon on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX. Leo Dehon gives this sermon to explain the meaning of the dogma…
The International Dehonian Theological Commission (CTID) held its annual meeting November 30th to December 3rd at the Generalate. At the meeting were Fathers Artur Sanecki (general councilor and president of the Commission), Stefan Tertünte (coordinator of the Dehon Study Center), Joseph Kuate (coordinator of the Dehonian Theological Commission Africa: CTDAF), João Carlos Almeida (coordinator CTDAL - Latin America), John van den Hengel (CTDAN - North America), Fernando Rodríguez Garrapucho (coordinator…
The Colloquium for Major Superiors ended last Saturday (25 November) with reflection on the communication process that began last year. Among the presentations offered to the superiors, it is worth noting the one on leadership presented by Fr. Heiner Wilmer. Father General dealt with the theme of leadership, which is thought to be vital in managing communities. The reflection centered on three things: the leader or superior is called to…