Novena before 180th Birth Anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, SCJ

On March 14, 2023, the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart will celebrate the 180th Birth Anniversary of our Founder Fr. Leo John Dehon. As usual, a nine-day Novena Prayer precedes the proper celebration. Please feel invited to join us in our spiritual preparation for this event. You could use the following prayers:

Day 1: March 5th

Loving God, we thank you for the gift of Fr. Leo Dehon, who dedicated his life to serving you and your people. As we prepare to celebrate his birth anniversary, we ask you to grant us the grace to follow his example of selfless service and love. May we be inspired by his devotion to your Sacred Heart and his tireless efforts to build a more just and compassionate world. Continue reading