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Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (7)
Fr. Thaddeus Captier was an intelligent and erudite person, but also scrupulous, exalted, visionary, unable to guide himself and others. And nevertheless he was welcomed into the congregation by Fr. Dehon
What Church today? Returning to the origins of the Church
The daily life of the early Christians was inspired by baptism. And today? There is still a long way to go to fully realise the Second Vatican Council.
Leo Dehon: leaving the sacristy and going to the people
"The Church is not an enemy of progress. But... what progress can there be without work, what social welfare without justice? True progress is that of human dignity" (Father Dehon).
Letter for March 14, 2023.
Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey
Messaggio of Pope Francis for Lent
The meaning of Lent
For the Church, the most important celebration of the year is Easter. That is why there is an extraordinary time of preparation that takes forty days. It is a period of forty days that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Palm Sunday.
Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (6)
Fr. Francis Xavier (Philip) Lamour (1843-1921), assumed various positions in the Congregation and became General Councilor. Fr. Dehon remembers him as a person who was "too mystical." He was sent by Fr. Dehon to Palestine to found two houses in Nazareth and Bethany, but the project failed.
The Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur launches a fundraising campaign
Dehonians in Canada founded the "Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur" in 1953. This year marks 70 years of its foundation. The Dehonians started a foundraising campaign.
Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (5)
P. Matías Maria (Orfila) Legrand (1849-1925) was a close friend of Fr. Dehon since his youth. He joined the Congregation and held several offices, including General Councilor. He died a day after Fr. Dehon's death.
Brother Biagio: the revolution of the saints
Brother Biagio Conte died on January 12, 2023 at the age of 59. He was an Italian lay missionary. He was a hermit and founded the "Mission of Hope and Charity" in Palermo to try to respond to the dramatic situations of poverty and marginalization of the people of his hometown; he dedicated his life to it and to evangelization.
With Pope Francis we want to reaffirm that “no one is saved alone”!
The Provincial Commission for Justice and Peace and the Integrity of Creation proposes this brief reflection to the Confreres and to the entire Dehonian Family on the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 56th World Day of Peace, scheduled, as always, for January 1, 2023.
YEZU TU – Only Jesus
Letter for Christmas 2022