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The newly elected superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, will be the main celebrant of a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. John Lateran Basilica on Sunday, July 22 at noon. Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the community, was ordained at the Basilica on December 19, 1868. Concelebrants will include the newly elected General Council and representatives from around the…
Before chapter delegates could move to the voting process for the General Council they took care of a few administrative details. First was the question of entity representation at the chapter. When a delegate is elected to the General Council he no longer represents his entity. Should a substitute delegate be named to take his place? Because of limited time, chapter delegates suggested that this question be studied outside of…
Today, July 20, 2018, Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, was elected superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martín, SCJ, who became superior general in April following the appointment of Fr. Heinrich Wilmer, SCJ, as bishop of the diocese of Hildesheim (Germany).  Born in the Canary Islands (Spain) in 1965, Fr. Carlos Luis joined the Dehonians in 1984 and was ordained in…
Today, July 19, representatives from Europe gave the final continental report. "Europe is a complex situation," said Fr. José Agostinho Figueiredo Sousa, provincial superior of Portugal. "There are many societal challenges, but that is the reality in which we live and must take action as Dehonians." Europe is the birthplace of the Priests of the Sacred Heart and traditionally, its center. Home to the congregation's first provinces, it is the…
Yesterday, chapter delegates gathered in continental groups to prepare reports about their geo-cultural areas. Africa was the first to give its presentation. Themes of internationality and interculturality wove their way throughout the African report. Today, those same themes were found in presentations from North America, Asia and Latin America. North America International SCJs are vital to maintaining and growing the Dehonian presence in North America. Both Canada and the US…