October 2, 1999 

What's New

This week we have three more articles to help in preparation for our General Conference. Two of them are in Italian: "Il 2000, anno sabbatico per la terra" by Fred Bongusto, concerning ecology has been added to the original English (document #20). The second is about ethics and market: "Criteri etici e investimenti", by Fr. Sopher. The third is in French and is the final part of the article: "L'Année du Jubilé et la Remise de la Dette".
From Carlos Alberto da Costa Silva (CU)

Editors Note: These are planned as the final postings in this series of documents in preparation for the General Conference.

What's Happening

The British - Irish Province held it's annually Province Days at Malpas, September 27-29, 1999. The theme of this year's gathering was: Moving Forward in Hope - Strengthening the quality of Our Lives Together. On the 30th the province honored this years jubilarians. Since your editor was present for the conference we are able to present some of the documents and themes (CF. Schedule)

Summer has come to an end in Rome. The Rome II community begins several days of community organizing sessions during the first part of the week (Oct. 4-6), a day of recollection on Thursday, an outing on Friday and capped off on the 9th with the celebration of 50 years in vows of André Perroux (EF), Piet Adams (NE) and Br. Rutgero (NE)Perroux and Adams are members of the Rome community, while Rutgero is a former member having retired last year upon his return to Holland.


On October 9, 1999, Bishop Felice Cece, archbishop of Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia (Na) will ordain Savino Cannone (IM) and Massimo Staiano (IM) to the diaconate in the Gesù Bambino Sanctuary Chapel, Sant'Antonio Abate.

Belatedly we send congratulations as well to four from the Spanish Province who made their first vows on September 29, 1999, in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Salamanca.

[Editor's Note: Since the news page must be written by noon on Mondays to appear the following Saturday the invitation announcing their first vows did not arrive in Rome until Thursday, the 23rd, to late for the September 25th news update. It would be helpful if an electronic version would be sent via email to either/both Odilo Leviski at and the editor at:]

The Congregation also honors those who's jubilees we will be celebrating during the month of October.

First professions:

60 years

50 years 40 years 25 years Ordinations:

50 years

Please Remember

+P. Michael Rasenberg NE

born: 20.02.22
first profession: 08.09.44
ordained: 16.07.50
died 20.09.99 at Breda, Holland

Fr. Michael Cornelio Rasenberg was born at Wagenbaerg on 20 February, 1922, professed on 8 September, 1944, and ordained on 16 July, 1950. After he finished his theological studies at Nijmegen he worded for a year in the mission procure at Rotterdam. In September 1952 he was transferred to the scholasticate at Liesbosch. Here he was responsible for the fund rasing office, while at the same time he served as spiritual director for the brothers, as well as from time to time for the scholastics when necessary. From 1966 to 1975 he also served as house treasurer. From 1968 to 1977 he served as a member of the province finance commission

When the scholasticate was closed Fr. Rasenberg remained at Liesbosch working as a pastoral associate in various places. For more then 40 years he also served as chaplain in a local psychiatric hospital. In addition from 1972 on he was chaplain to a local community of sisters.

translation provided by Adriano Borst (NE)
congregational archivist
+P. Wladylaw Bernard Marekwia PO

born: 04.04.04
first profession: 22.09.38
ordained: 25.06.44
died: 21.09.99 at Bochnia, Poland

Quinto Portraits

We present the fifth in our series of Quinto portraits. Quinto Regazzoni (AU) is a well known scj design artist working in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is currently completing a three month ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Sacred Heart Monastery/Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI. He was kind enough to share his cartoon drawings of teachers and fellow students. This week we present one of Frido Mulya, (IN).

Dehon Photo of the Week

This week Stefan Tertünte for his presentations on the Dehon Photo Album has selected a photo of Fr. Dehon as a law student in Paris. His commentary focus on Dehon's growing interest in Paris life, including his working in St. Vincent de Paul Society (CF. Dehon the Law Student).

Dehon in Canada and America

Paul J. McGuire (US) was kind enough to offer our website an electronic (computer) copy of his recent work In Canada and America: Selections from Father Dehon's Diary. This week Fr. Dehon journeys from Philadelphia to Baltimore.