August 14, 1999

What's New

Lavras SCJ Vocation Conference Group Photo

The Lavras Vocation Conference has completed it's two week study program and begins a week long journey for some of the participants through parts of the South Brazilian Province and the Region of South Brazil. It all begins today with a journey from Lavras to Rio de Janeiro. Tomorrow P. Zezinho and others will put on a show for the group.

We have posted to the Letters & Documents section Fr. General's letter to the group (Cf. Lavras Vocation Conference August 1999).

Editor's Note: During the last two weeks regular updates on the conference have been posted to our web site.

Romano Sonna, a lay dehonian from Italy, is posting a website on Lay Dehonian ad ex experimentum. The site will be posted to our Links section and can be accessed here at:

Editor's Note: We continue to have some problems with connections to PCN via Lavras. This has caused some delay in posting some of the language editions. We apologize for the delay. You can check to see if the news for the week has been posted using the English language page as it is the 'typical' edition. Also, please note, due to August being vocation month the Spanish Language edition is not being published.

What's Happening

From July 19 to 28 the European Provinces plus the United States held a common preparation program for final vows in La Chapelle, France. Twenty scjs took part representing the following provinces: GA (1), GE (1), HI (5), IM (1), IS (1), LU (5), PO (5), US (1).

André Perroux (GA), Albert Vander Elst (FL), Joseph Famerée (EF) George Deptula (EF) Isildo Gomes da Silva (LU), Jerzy Bernaciak (PO) Joaquín Izurzu were the supporting team for the meeting.

At the conclusion of the program the group published a message to the congregation (CF. Message from Participants in La Capelle Final Vow Program).

The North American SCJ Assembly at Hales Corners, WI runs from August 16th to the 20th. This includes the United States (US) and Anglo Canadian (CA)provinces and the region of French Canada (CGA). Fr. General and Fr. Tom Cassidy will also be participating.

Fr. Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., will address the assembly. He was one of the speakers to address the XXth General Chapter in Rome.


We congratulate the following members of the Mozambique Province (MZ) who are making their final profession today, August 14, 1999: The ceremony is taking place in the Parish of Sagrada Família, in Quelimane. In addition four postulants begin their novitiate year.

We also congratulate Quang Anh Nguyen who will be making his final profession on August 15, 1999 at Sacred Heart Monastery/Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI.

Please Remember

+ Alphonse Schmidt GA)

born: 03.12.16 in Saint Martin
professed: 29.09.37 in Amiens
ordained: 22.12.45 in Grenoble
died: 09.08.99 in Mougins, France

Dehon Photo of the Week

In The Dehon Photo Series by Stefan Tertünte 11 presents a commentary on Fr. Dehon's school days at Hazebrouck.