January 30, 1921
Fr. Albert Bourgeois. Sixth Superior General (June 6, 1967 – June 6, 1979), was born on January 30, 1921 in France. He made his first profession on September 29, 1938 and was ordained on July 6, 1947. Fr. Bourgeois was elected the sixth Superior General of our Congregation on June 6, 1967, and re-elected for a second six-year term on June 22, 1973. He ended his mandate on June 6, 1979, and died in Paris on November 21, 1992.
BOURGEOIS, A., Reflections on our Rule of Life, Dehoniana 1974
“Our Rule of Life is not a treatise or a catechism. It starts from “an experience”, the faith experience of Father Dehon echoed in our own personal experience of faith and love to an appeal received and lived as a particular gift and to the response we have made to it by a profession which is a commitment without reserve. From one end to the other, this commitment is expressed in terms of adherence, union, gift, love, offering, availability, solidarity and, more generally, in terms of a living faith and love.” (DEH1974-59-EN/222)