We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Albert Bourgeois, the 40th anniversary of the approval of the new Constitutions and the 50 years of activity of the Dehonian Studies Centre.
Dehonian Memorial Day is an invitation to “draw up a biographical memorial of those more outstanding figures among our brothers and sisters who can serve as models and encouragement for us in living out more sincerely the vocation and mission which is ours in the Church and world of our day” (Letter on 18.12.2000, Fr. Virginio Bressanelli).
We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Albert Bourgeois (1921-1992), sixth Superior General (from 1967 to 1979), the 40th anniversary of the approval of the new Constitutions (1982) and the 50 years of activity of the Dehonian Studies Centre.
About Fr. Bourgeois our Superior General, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, wrote: “His intimacy with the Lord, his capacity for listening and discernment, his knowledge of our spiritual heritage, his determination to face challenges along with the indispensable collaboration of many other SCJs, made it possible for the Congregation to enter into the path of renewal requested by the Church” (Letter on 3.2.2021).
We bless the Lord who does all things well and leads his Church and our Congregation in sharing the faith experience of Fr. Dehon.