September 18, 1999

What's New

On September 10, 1999, a Declaration of the Provincial Council of the Portuguese SCJ Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart was issued in Solidarity with the People of East Timor.
The "Justice and Peace Commission" of the Northern Eastern Brazilian Province (BS) gave their support to the manifestations of the poor which took place on Brazil's Independence Day (September 7th). The National Conference of Bishops promotes a "Cry of the Poor" rally which gathers many people to manifest their protest against the situation of poverty caused by the current governmental system. A letter of support was distributed among all members of the province and it was also used as a speech by those scjs who participated in the rally. The letter is available by linking here to Justice and Peace Commission. 



provided by the BM Justice and Peace Commission

Number 41 of Notizie Dehoniane has been posted to ( It will also be sent to 250 via letter. It is being sent to all scj communities in Italy as well as to those responsible for working with the laity in other countries.

Posted this week to the Vocation section is a summary of the presentations to the August Lavras Vocation Conference. It has been prepared by Jacinto Weizenmann (BM), who is a member of the pastoral team at São Vicente Férrer parish in Formiga, MG. (CF. SUMMARY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL VOCATION (PV) MEETINGLAVRAS - AUGUST - 1999 or visit the Vocation Page).

What's Happening

From 13 to 16 September the North Europe Provinces held an Ongoing Formation Meeting in Clairefontaine, Belgium. The theme was "We the Congregation in the service to the mission". The theme was presented in different aspects by several scjs: Umberto Chiarello (CU),Yves Ledure (EF), Albert Vander Elst (FL), Josep Famerée (EF) Jerzy Deptula (EF) Jean Loup Garnier (EF) and Rev. Houtart.

On September 14th, Bishop Joseph DePalma, fifth superior general, celebrated his 86th birthday and on October 1st he will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of his first vows. Mark Gorski was kind enough to prepare a short article for our web site marking this occasion (CF. Bishop Joseph DePalma, scj 60 years of Religious Profession October 1, 1939). Fr. General asks all to remember Bishop DePalma at this time. Those wishing to send notes of congratulations can send them to:

Bishop Joseph DePalma, scj
Sacred Heart Residence
6701 82nd Ave., N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
To Alain Gherbi (EF) and Cyril Crom (EF) who are the first in the new Franco European Province to made their first profession of vows at the North European Novitiate on September 11, 1999.

To the following members of the Spanish Province (HI) who will make their final wows on 18 September in the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Dolores, in Salamanca:

To the new members of the Polish Province (PO), who will make their first profession on 19 September, in the novitiate at Stopnica. They are from five different countries: To the novices from Portugal (LU) and Mozambique (MZ) who will make their first profession on 21 September in the novitiate at Aveiro, Portugal:
1999 First Profession Class for Portugal land Mozambique - Aveiro, Portugal

 Quinto Portraits

We present the third 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 Carlos Lobo (MZ).

Dehon Photo of the Week

This week Stefan Tertünte resumes his presentations on the Dehon PhotoAlbum. We welcome him back! For the resumption of the series he has chosen to write about Fr. Dehon's older brother Henri Louis Dehon.

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 arrives in New York where he stays for three days: Three Days in New York City.