Latin American Dehonian Family gathered in a continental meeting, from January 21th to 24th. With the presence of lay dehonians, consecrated lay women and SCJ priests from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Brazil; all together thirty eight people. Also the new general counselor for Dehonian Family, Fr. Artur Sanecki, showed his presence living a message of encouragement and stimulus in order to strengthen the communion among all members. The main…
We are very glad to welcome our general superior, Fr. Heiner Wilmer and our General councillor, Fr. Stephen Huffstette to India. On 23rd of January both of them visited our Dehon Jyothi community in Avadi. Seven of the brothers together with Fr. Vimala Thyagarajan and Fr. Antony Alex welcomed both of them with garland. They sang welcoming song with music which was very beautiful and melodious. Soon after the arrival,…
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS  FOR LENT 2016 "I desire mercy, and not sacrifice" (Mt 9:13) The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that "the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to…
On the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Bishop Teemu Sippo, SCJ, Bishop of Helsinki, with representatives of the Evangelical-Lutheran Churches (Rt. Rev. Irja Askola - Lutheran bishop of Helsinki, Rev. Dr. Kimmo Kääriänen, Ms. Kaisa Kariranta, Mr. Tuomo Pesonen), Orthodox (S.E. Ambrosius, Orthodox Metropolitan of Helsinki) and Catolica (Don Marco Pasinato, parish priest in the diocese of Helsinki, Ms. Auli Nukarinen, secretary of the Bishop of…
This six-year plan was written with the entire Congregation in mind and not just by the members of the new general council. There have been so many inputs for this road map that has no borders and on which we continue to walk. The proposals from the general chapter, of which everyone had opportunity for input, as well as those from various commissions, were pulled together; we kept in mind…