Bl. Juan Maria de la Cruz

Juan Maria de la Cruz 22-09_EN

In memory of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz we share some of the words of Bishop Virginio Bressanelli, then superior general of the congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, the day before the first commemoration of Blessed Juan Maria in 2001: "It is no coincidence, I've known our Congregation in the chapel of the of religious reparation, where he was going to make Adoration. The ideals of…
With the publication of "Il Nostro Frutto" ("Our Fruit") one can see how many good things have been accomplished. The year that ended has special meaning. The Jubilee Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis to indicate to the world the need for reconciliation to be accepted and addressed. Mercy begins in the home, among families, with confreres, in communities. It is an exercise that should be done and…
The BSP Province (Brazil) is holding its fifth Provincial Chapter from September 5-9. Forty-seven religious are gathered; joining them is Fr. Leopold Mfouakouet, general councilor. The theme of the Chapter is "Disciples of Mercy in the Way of Mission." This is an extraordinary Chapter, focusing on updating the Provincial Directory and reviewing the Provincial Apostolic Project. Fr. Ângelo José, SCJ
Attending the Canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata brought back memories of how I first became acquainted with her Congregation. During novitiate a large group (perhaps 15 or so) Missionaries of Charity Brother novices participated in our weekly inter-community novitiate classes. Our SCJ house was located in a quiet retreat center in the high desert of California. The MC Brothers' formation house was in a former warehouse in the heart…
  On September 1, 2016, Fr. Léo Heck, SCJ, concluded his work as superior of the community of the International College in Rome. For three years he worked to provide for the good function of a complex and diverse community. The presence of different cultures and formation programs is a significant component of the College; to make it work takes constant rebalancing and harmonizing. Congregational events also impact the community.…