2019

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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…
Towards the General Chapter 2015: Contributions of  the European Dehonian Theological Commission    Download the text (Spanish) (English)  Guarda gli altri contributi / Watch the other contributions The Trinitarian Grounding of Mercy  Fr. Fernando Rodríguez Garrapucho, scj   When we as Dehonians reflected on the motto of our General Chapter “Merciful, in community, with the poor” in these past days, I reflected on “God as Love”, “God as Mercy”, that is,…
On Valentine’s Day, the feast of love, the ways to say the word “love” far exceeds the more than 300 biblical citations of it. This year on Valentine’s Day weekend the movie “50 Shades of Grey” opened, which more than anything else is a real phenomenon of costume. In 2011 E.L. James wrote the “50 Shades” trilogy. The books immediately became bestsellers: the rights were acquired in over 30 countries…
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 23rd WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2015 Sapientia Cordis “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job 29:15) Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this, the twenty-third World Day of the Sick, begun by Saint John Paul II, I turn to all of you who are burdened by illness and are united in various ways to the flesh of…
The Preparatory Commission works with Julio Legido Gonzalez from ESIC  “Merciful, in Community, with the Poor” is the theme of the upcoming General Chapter, May 17 – June 6. Finding a way to integrate that theme into the work of the chapter is the task of the General Chapter Preparatory Commission. Established during the major superiors meeting in 2013, members include Fr. Heiner Wilmer (Germany), Fr. Leopold Mfouakouet (Cameroon), Fr Oliviero Cattani (Italy), Fr. Vincent Sri Herimanto (Vietnam) and Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño…