Pages of history
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
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.
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.
Life and apostolate of Dehon’s first dehonians (4/4)
Fr. Falleur is known today through the "Cahiers Falleur," the notebooks he wrote as novice writing down Fr. Dehon's instructions. He was a close collaborator of Fr. Dehon. He became general treasurer and thanks to this office he collected Fr. Dehon's correspondence that we still preserve today.
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!
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)
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)
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”
We repost a lecture by Msgr. Philippe, Dehon's successor.
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
"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
"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."