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The superior general - Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamano, SCJ - has convened the XXIV General Chapter of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians). It will be held in Rome, beginning on July 14, 2018. It is scheduled to conclude on July 27, 2018 (though this can be changed by the members of the chapter). 

Who will participate?

The membership of the chapter will be composed of the major superiors of the provinces and regions, the members of the General Curia according to the Rule of Life, and delegates of the Provinces and Regions, as well as Districts dependent on the Superior General. The number of Dehonian capitulars is expected to be approximately 77. Others can be invited by the Superior General.

What awaits us?

We prepare ourselves for the General Chapter spirituality, realizing that the Congregation is a work of the Holy Spirit that asks us for continuous renewal. Through discernment, we trust God and our confreres to face the concrete realities of our congregation. During the chapter, an evaluation of the status of the congregation will be done, but also a new administration will be elected and guidelines developed to assist the new government.

Fr. Radosław Warenda, SCJ

Fr. Artur speaks of his work as a General Councilor during the past three years. He notes his service to the old and new entities of Europe and his work with the sector of spirituality.
Fr. Paulus Sugino, SCJ speaks about the balance of his commitment as a general councilor at the service of the entities and of the missionary action of the Congregation.
The first days of the chapter centered on sharing the general administration's view of the congregation, including challenges and hopes for the future. "Today we will totally change our perspective," said Fr. Stefan Tertünte, moderator. "Now it will be you, representatives of all our Dehonian religious, who will present the reality of our consecrated life as it is experienced on the various continents." Delegates spent the morning in continental groups,…
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Yesterday, the chapter focused on the State of the Congregation. Today the spotlight turned to the congregation’s finances.  Fr. Luca Zottoli, general treasurer, began his report by noting three key issues identified by the 2015 General Chapter: financial independence, aging and vocations. “These continue to be crucial issues for the congregation; the general administration kept these issues in mind as it developed its economic policies,” he said.  In the programmatic…
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