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During the last General Chapter (July, 2018) information was sharedabout ongoing formation, including a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was noted that participation in the pilgrimage is for anyone in formation ministry, not just those taking part in the extended program in Rome. The pilgrimage will follow in the footsteps of Fr. Dehon. The Formation Program at the General Curia is coordinated by Frs. Zeferino Policarpo, Sergio Rotasperti and…
For the fourth time, a formation course for Dehonian formators has been organized in Rome by the Congregation of Priests of the Sacred Heart. Nineteen Dehonian confreres from all over the world are taking part in the course, which just got underway. Fr. Zeferino Policarpo, SCJ, of the Portuguese Province, has worked to ensure that everyone feels welcome and can prepare for future service in formation. The first course was…
The last week of last September was a week that the MAD Region dedicated to being together in meetings, at a spiritual retreat, for the profession of vows and for the sending of members on missions, and reviewing the internal reorganization of the different communities. This year 2018, we celebrated an extraordinary chapter. As a mission we will open a new community in Antsohihy, a town in the north of…
On Sunday, October 7, the Vietnamese worship community of Milwaukee celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since 2007, the community has been a part of St. Martin of Tours parish in Franklin, WI (suburban Milwaukee), ministered to by the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The concept of ethnic Catholic communities is a familiar one in the United States. The early years of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee were guided primarily by people…
With great joy, the Dehonian community of Poland welcomed the first profession of five new confreres. The celebration took place at the Stopnica Novitiate on Saturday, September 22, in the presence of the provincial superior, Fr. Wiesław Święch, SCJ. Four of the new Dehonians come from various parts of Poland (Daniel Jamiński, Jacek Kowal, Szymon Szubarczyk and Krzysztof Witek), but among them is also Aliaksandr Piatlitski, a native of Belarus.…