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School curriculum includes studies on Fr. Dehon; Fr. Stephen Huffstetter shares some of his favorite quotes from the founder with staff; Fr. Tom Cassidy writes from the novitiate in India; missionary to the US Province on home visit to Indonesia; prayer requests; budget reminders; news from the Vocation Office.
Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, joined staff at the Province Development Office March 12 to talk about Fr. Leo John Dehon. The informal presentation was in celebration of Founder’s Day on March 14, the 172nd anniversary of Fr. Dehon’s birth. “I’m not going to give you a biography of the Fr. Dehon,” said Fr. Steve. Instead, he shared a few sayings that were important to the founder, as well as quotes from him in which Fr. Steve finds inspiration.
Celebrating the birth of the founder; latest SCJ News available online; provincial superior of Mozambique dies; Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho reflects on 12 years as superior general; Fr. Tom Cassidy’s latest blog post; children in Mississippi say “thank you” to Bishop Joe.
Each year the superior general writes a letter to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Dehon was born on March 14, 1843. The letter is not meant to “recall a date but to remember a man whose approach to God and whose understanding of the Kingdom of God generated a movement that still is alive today and that draws together many persons into the Dehonian family: women, men, children, young, old, parents, unmarried singles, lay and consecrated people,” Fr. Ornelas begins.