Pages of history
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
We repost a lecture by Msgr. Philippe, Dehon's successor.
The author collects three outstanding documents from the Dehonian archives on Fr. Dehon's death.
"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."
"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."
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.
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.
The Dutch province found itself in a stormy period.
The Holy See definitively approves the Congregation and the Constitutions for ten years (July 4, 1906)
First profession of Fr. Dehon. The day of the foundation of our Congregation (June 28, 1878).
20th anniversary of beatification
Biography of Fr. Albert Bourgeois, scj
January 30, 1921 - November 21, 1992