News 2019

2019-03-27-ENa

We are in the years of the centenary of World War I (1914-1918). For the Congregation those years were not only a threat to the life of many SCJs fighting on both sides of the front. The war was a threat to many projects, structures - and sometimes their end. The war had the potential to jeopardize the unity of the Congregation. During these years, the French founder Dehon is…
Fr. Virginio Bressanelli, out-going superior general, congratulates Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho on his election as general in 2003.    In May, 2003, Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, was elected to succeed Fr. Virginio Bressanelli (now bishop of Neuqún, Argentina) as Superior General of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Twelve years later, Fr. Ornelas is preparing for his own successor.  From academics to administration When Fr. Ornelas was named provincial superior of the Portuguese Province in 2000, he was…
Pope Francis does not stop reminding us about the correct use of money because when money becomes an idol it takes charge of human choices. This can ruin the man and condemn him. It can make him a servant, willing to do anything until it ruins him. Corruption appears to be a chronic problem in society. Corruption refers to two specific offenses: corruption itself, i.e. when one offers money to…
In the past week a reference was made on the site www.dehondocs.it of the publication of the unpublished documents of Fr. Dehon. Currently you can find there the first of all the sermons which Dehon gave in the first years of his priesthood. One can count more than a hundred sermons, among which: the first homily preached in his hometown (La Capelle), the homily he gave on the first Christmas…
Fr. Albert Bourgeois, superior general during the 1973 General Chapter, meets Pope Paul VI during the chapter delegates' audience with the Holy Father. As the congregation prepares for the XXIII General Chapter we take a look back at the 1973 chapter.  The Second Vatican Council and Pope Paul VI charged every religious community with the work of renewal, including updating their Constitutions or Rule of Life.  Over many years and three General…