The altar of the Sacred Heart in St. Peter’s

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From the 23th to 26th of May, the General Vicar, fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño with two other general council members, fr. Stephen Huffstetter and fr. Leopold Mfouakouet, and the provincial superiors of Latin America met at the provincial house in San Paolo. They were reflecting on new possibilities to allow the openness and smooth transition for our mission and pastoral service for the Church in Latin America. They dedicated a…
On April 25, 1918, Fr. Dehon had an audience with Pope Benedict XV who was a friend of the founder already before his election as pontiff. During the visit Fr. Dehon suggested to the pope that he install an altar of the Sacred Heart at St. Peter's; this would be a sign that the Vatican is consecrated to the Sacred Heart. The Holy Father "has appreciated the project" (NQT 42/62).…
The Western world has never lived in an era more prosperous, peaceful and rich in discoveries. Countries in the west have gone long period without a war in their homelands. Yet as never before, today society has fears about the future. I spoke recently with a friend and asked him feared. I was stunned by his response: "the fear of the other", the pessimism generated by the economic crisis, the…
On May 25, 2015, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected superior general of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians). He is the 10th superior general in the 138 years of the congregation. Since the election, 365 days have passed; 180 days have been spent planning, reflecting and making decisions. Already there are 48 sets of minutes, a concrete sign of the meetings held with…
To know On Saturday, May 14, Amedeo Tocci of the ITM Province was ordained a deacon at the parish of the Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Fatima in Naples. The news of an ordination is always important and beautiful for the congregation, but after the first two lines of the story the reader might just think, "Ok, I've got it," and not read the rest. However, it is good…