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Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (3/4)
18 November 2022Aimone Gelardi scj (ed.)  

Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (3/4)

Father Giuseppe Eugenio Paris was the second person who came to join the congregation. He was a person who spoke his mind, without diplomacy. He was a professor, a general councilor, a man who experienced the difficult years of the Congregation at the beginning of the foundation

Welcome Dehonians to Norway!
11 November 2022

Welcome Dehonians to Norway!

We publish here the letter of invitation that the Bishop of Trondheim Msgr. Erik Varden wrote to the Dehonians. The letter is followed by a report of the bishop's visit to the Dehonians in the Generalate community

Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (2/4)
10 October 2022Aimone Gelardi scj (ed.)  

Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (2/4)

Fr. Alphonsus Maria Rasset was assistant of the Founder. Fr. Dehon wrote of him: he was my principal assistant. He took a special interest in youth, their health and studies. He was like a mother of the family. I have seen few priests with such a vivid faith."

Life and apostolate of the first Brothers (1/4)
05 September 2022Aimone Gelardi scj (ed.)  

Life and apostolate of the first Brothers (1/4)

With Fr. Dehon there were not only priests. Also present at the founder's first profession were two aspiring cooperator brothers. Who were the first brothers? The Editor profiles them and their mission

The personality of the “très bon père”
12 August 2022Joseph Laurent Philippe, scj  

The personality of the “très bon père”

We repost a lecture by Msgr. Philippe, Dehon's successor.

In Death of Fr. Dehon
08 August 2022Aimone Gelardi scj  

In Death of Fr. Dehon

The author collects three outstanding documents from the Dehonian archives on Fr. Dehon's death.

Constitutions and Rethinking Devotion to the Sacred Heart
11 April 2022Alfio Filippi scj  

Constitutions and Rethinking Devotion to the Sacred Heart

"Personally, I experienced the rewriting of the Constitutions and the Rule of Life above all as the necessary rethinking of the theology that was the basis of the devotion to the Sacred Heart."

A Chapter full of tensions
04 April 2022Bernard Rosinski, scj  

A Chapter full of tensions

"We survived this chapter only by the grace of God and because the Church had need of the charism of Fr. Leo John Dehon. And if an SCJ could survive this event, he could survive anything."

When Dehon was also a refugee …
30 March 2022Jakub Bieszczad scj  

When Dehon was also a refugee …

There are over 80 million refugees in the world today. The war in Ukraine shows how this drama grows exponentially. Father Dehon also lived through the tragedy of the war and being a refugee, not without psychological consequences.

The Dehonian Renewal (as Seen by a Young Priest)
21 March 2022Antonio dall'Osto  

The Dehonian Renewal (as Seen by a Young Priest)

That Chapter (1966-1967) was, in my opinion, a new springtime for consecrated life, and for our Institut. It was, as some have said, the beginning of a true and proper re-foundation.

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