Celebration of 95th Death Anniversary of Fr. Dehon in Cagayan de Oro I

Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ

The celebration of the 95th death anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, the founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ), in the formation community in Cagayan de Oro City was preceded as usual with the nine-day novena. On August 11, 2020, in the evening the community watched a video clip presenting the life and activities of Fr. Dehon, which was followed by the Holy Hour. Continue reading

Father Dehon’s Sunday at Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Aluba

The death anniversary of Fr. Dehon in the Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Aluba is celebrated yearly on the closest Sunday to August 12. This year it was August 9, 2020, and was called Father Dehon’s Sunday.

On this occasion, tarpaulins with pictures and Dehon’s quotations were printed and posted. Continue reading

142nd Foundation Anniversary

Here in the place of the old chapel Fr. Dehon professed his first vows

On June 28, 1878, which was the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Leo Dehon made his first profession in the little oratory of St. John’s College. As well as the three traditional vows, he added one of victimhood.

This June 28th became the birthday of the Congregation called ‘Oblates of the Heart of Jesus’. It consisted of only one religious, the founder, John of the Heart of Jesus.

Fr. Dehon’s Meditations on the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month of the Sacred Heart. The Feast of the Sacred Heart is a moveable feast. It is celebrated on the first Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. This year 2020 it will be celebrated on June 19. Among many different religious practices during this month is singing or reciting the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sometimes we do this without giving too much attention to the content and meaning of each invocation. In this connection, the Priests of the Sacred Heart would like to invite you to meditate on it together with Fr. Leo Dehon, the founder of the Congregation dedicated to the Divine Heart of Jesus.

The meditations are taken from the following address: http://dehoniansusa.org/feature-stories/meditations-on-the-litany-of-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus/ and supplied with the biblical references. Continue reading

Celebrating the 177th Birth Anniversary of the Founder in Cagayan de Oro

Mach 14, 2020, marks the 177th birth anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, SCJ. It is a special day to thank the Lord for the gift of his life and the uncountable graces that God gave to him. It is also a day of prayer for the new Dehonian Vocations.

In the Spirit of Sint Unum with the whole Congregation, the Sacred Heart Formation House in Aluba, Cagayan de Oro, started the celebration with a holy hour, reflecting upon some of his writings and praying for new vocations. Continue reading