September 11, 1999

What's New

The Response to the talk by Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S. by Paul J. McGuire, scj posted to the General Conference section is now available in both French and Spanish in addition to the original English.

Sonna Romano has recently updated the Notizie Dehoniane web site ( This site, in Italia, is of special interest to lay dehonians and those working with the lay dehonians movements around the congregation. The site was last updated on August 31, 1999.

Editors Note: We will try to take note of updates to this site when they occur.

The US Province sold Theological Book Service in July to the Redemptorists at Liguori Publications. The book apostolate of the US SCJs now functions exclusively under the Sheed & Ward name. The URL for Sheed & Ward has changed. It is now The above change has been made to our links page, please make note of it.

Information provided by Mr. Steve Hrycyniak
Sheed & Ward

What's Happening

From Rome

The summer travels of the general and his council have ended. For the next month they will be meeting in Rome.

From Cameroon

P. Antonio Panteghini (CM) has sent an article on the dedication of the new chapel at the house of formation in NGOYA.

From Mozambique

The Mozambican Province (MZ) members will meet on 28-29 September, in Quelimane, for the annual assembly. The main theme is the General Conference: The Economy and the Reign of the Kingdom of God set for Recife, Brazil in May of 2000. They will put together their responses to the questionnaire.

From Finland

From August 30 to September 3, the SCJ Priests of the Finnish Region gathered in Stella Maris, the Diocesan Center near Helsinki, for their annual retreat. The retreat was led by Fr. Adrian Borst scj (Congregational Archivist and former member of the general council) in the Finnish language, and was focused on Dehonian spirituality. At the end of the retreat the participants discussed the theme of the future General Conference and some current issues concerning SCJ's presence, work and apostolate in Finland.

Father Jan Koolen, scj, celebrated his 50th anniversary of his first profession on September 8, 1999. He made his first profession in the Netherlands, at Asten in 1949. He was ordained in July 15, 1956. The following year, 1957, he came to Finland. He worked in many parishes, and is still active in the Cathedral of the diocese of Helsinki.

Onneksi olkoon, isä Jan!

by Wieslaw Swiech (FIN)
Regional Superior

Quinto Portraits

We present the second 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 Albert Lingwengwe (ZA).


On September 18th in Bologna's S. Pietro Cathedral four members of the North Italian Province will be ordained to the priesthood by Mons. Giacomo Biffi. The four did their theological studies at the Studentato per le Missioni, in Bologna. Congratulations goes to:
Bishop Joseph Soudant, scj

As four scjs are ordained to the priesthood we also congratulate Mons. Joseph Soudant, retired bishop of Palembang, Indonesia. On September 11th he celebrates 50 years of his ordination to the priesthood, along with fellow classmates, P. Andreas Volgers (NE) and Jacobus Cuters (NE).

Please Remember

+Fr. Mauro Jungklaus BM

Born: 10.09.1916 in Imarui, SC, Brazil
Professed: 16.01.1938, in Brusque, SC, Brazil
Ordained: 19.11.1944, in Taubaté, SP, Brazil
Died: 31.08.1999, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Fr. Mauro started his ministry teaching at the minor seminary in Corupá where he also served as superior (1953-56). From 1957 to 1961 he was the parish priest in Formiga.

In 1961 he was appointed parish priest of the parish and Sanctuary of São Judas Tadeu where he served until 1969. In this period, the sanctuary expanded, becoming the most popular church in the city of São Paulo.

In 1969 he was appointed provincial of BM, serving in that capacity for nine years. Under his leadership BM changed, grew, renewed, and took new directions. He created, for the first time in the congregation, area communities, dividing BM into ten area (or regional) communities to ensure a better renewal of religious life. He emphasized formation, as well as the expansion of parish ministry.

From 1978 to 1983: he worked at the parish of S. Judas and in the Fund Raising Office.

In 1983 he was appointed Director of the Boy's Home of São Judas Tadeu (Instituto Meninos S. Judas Tadeu). In 1991 he gave up the office of director, but remained a member of that community.

Fr. Mauro took part in three general chapters and was member of the BM provincial council for two terms. Fr. Mauro died after a long disease. He had recently undergone heart surgery.

Provided by the BM Provincial Office

Dehon Photo of the Week

Stefan Tertünte is out of the hospital and on his way back to Rome. He will resume the Dehon Photo Series next week.

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 explains the reason for his trip as well as a description of his time at sea. This week we present Reason for the Trip and At Sea