News 2019

2019-03-19-00 EN-1

Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, newly elected superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), will be the main celebrant and homilist of the Closing Mass of the XXIV General Chapter on Friday, July 27. The Mass will be broadcast here at noon.
The last full day of the XXIV General Chapter was a day of final details. Among the proposals endorsed by the chapter was one that called for the new administration to create a commission to review translations of the Rule of Life and General Directory for accuracy. Also presented was the "Directives of Intra-Congregational Aid," a proposal presented by the General Treasurer which seeks, among other things, to create better…
Yesterday, Fr. Paulus Sugino, SCJ, said that the missionary call is a vital part of the Dehonian identity. However, it is a call that requires resources. How can the congregation best respond to its financial needs throughout the world? On Wednesday morning, Fr. Luca Zottoli, SCJ, general treasurer, introduced a set of directives for international aid within the congregation. "Generosity and mutual help are a visible form of our Sint…
What does it mean to be a Dehonian? The congregation has many diverse ministries around the world, but so do other religious communities. What is it that makes a Dehonian ministry distinct from that of a Jesuit, Benedictine, Dominican, or diocesan ministry? How are the social works of the community any different than the social efforts of secular organizations which also seek to be in solidarity with the poor and…
The first week of the General Chapter was dedicated to the election process, including discussion of the current reality of the congregation. Now, chapter delegates direct their attention to the future. How should Dehonians respond to the world today? What priorities should guide the general administration during its six-year term? Over the next several days the chapter will hear reports on the topics of Vocations and Formation, Evangelization, Spirituality and…