2019

2019-04 PASCOA-EN

  While much of the first week of the chapter was spent reviewing the past six years, the focus of the second week is on the congregation’s future and the new general administration that will guide it. The first order of business on May 25 was the election of the superior general. The day began with a straw vote, adoration, and then the first canonical ballot. In just one round of voting Fr. Heiner Wilmer, provincial superior of the…
 Fr. Heinrich Wilmer  New Superior General of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Today, May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term.  Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007.  He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with…
  One of the primary tasks of the General Chapter is to elect the congregation’s general administration for the next six years. Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho completes his second six-year term during this chapter. “We must enter into this process with a free and open heart,” said Fr. Ornelas. “This is a democratic process, but God is also a part of that process. We must listen to the Spirit. Jesus told us that we must…