April 10, 1999

What's New

The SCJs in India have a new email address: The change will be noted in our Links section.

Jerry Selenke (ZA) now has email access from his hospital room for those wishing to contact him. He can be reached at:

We are in the process of establishing a General Conference Web Page. It will be a few weeks before it is up and running. The initial documents for the conference have been published: (1) Introduction Letter; (2) Brief Questionnaire; (3) Primmer on the Economy. Until the General Conference page is posted this document can be found on the Letters & Documents page in English, French and Italian. It may be accessed here as well (CF.  English : italiano : française ).

Due to the length of these documents we are posting them in PDF format by Adobe. Many thanks to Bernard Rosinski (US) for ding the actual transformation. In order to read these documents you will need a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher). It is available in both Windows and Mac format for free. The following information is provided by Adobe:

Adobe Acrobat Reader - Platforms, Availability, and Redistribution

Versions of the Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Reader with Search are available for 16-bit Windows (Windows 3.1), 32-bit Windows (Windows 95, NT 3.51, and NT 4.0), Macintosh, Sun Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and SGI IRIX. In addition, versions of the Acrobat Reader are now also available for Linux, Digital Unix, and OS/2.

Installers for all of these versions are available from Adobe's Web Site at

They are also included on the Acrobat Reader CD-ROM which can be purchased inexpensively in quantities of 1, 10,or 100; for ordering information see

For information on redistributing the Acrobat Reader installers see

The list of scjs making their final profession in 1998 has been published by the office of the General Secretary Ann will be posted to the Letters & Documents Page. It can also be accessed here by linking to Final Vows 1998.

The Justice & Peace Commission in Chile has published Padre Dehon y la pastoral Vocacional II Parte by Egidio Driedonkx (CH). It is number 16 in the series Caminos Dehonianos. the first part of this document was published as #13 in the series.

What's Happening

During their recent meeting the major superiors of Southern Europe finalized plans for a common final vow program to beheld this summer at La Capelle, July 19-28, 1999. There will be from 16 to 20 participants from the following provinces: Spain, France, Poland, Portugal and the two Italian Provinces.

The General Council began its spring meetings and will continue meeting until mid-May. At the same time preparations for the meeting of congregational formation personnel in Rome by Zolile Mpambani (CU) and Osnildo Klann (BM), director of on-going formation, continue to move along.

Taken from the second floor, International College Wing.
This garden area is the 'roof' of Rome I's underground garage.

Easter and Spring arrived early this year! Thanks to the efforts of Antonio Sudaryono (IN) and his staff the gardens surrounding Villa Aurelia and Rome I are in full bloom.

The Hales Corners' ESL (English as a Second Language) Program is getting ready for the 1999 summer course (July through September). Currently 15 scjs from around the congregation have enrolled. For those wishing further information you may contact Paul Reid (US) by email at

Thanks to the efforts of Bernard Rosinski (US) we will begin to publish on a weekly basis some 120 photos taken during Fr. Dehon's lifetime.

St. Quentin during World War I.