Celebration of the Birth Anniversary of Fr. Leo Dehon in Cagayan de Oro and Manila

The celebration of the 179th birth 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, consisted of three major parts: a nine-day novena, sports fest, and the celebration proper. Continue reading

Celebration of the Death Anniversary of the Founder in Cagayan de Oro

The celebration of the 96th 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, consisted of three major parts: spiritual preparation, sports fest, and the Holy Eucharist.

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Celebration of the Founder in CDO

March 14, 2021, marks the 178th birth anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, the founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is also a day of prayer for new vocations for the congregation and in the Philippines the day of change of administration. To celebrate all these occasions, the Formation Community in Cagayan de Oro has prepared several activities. Continue reading

Prayer for the 178th Birth Anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon

Lord Jesus,
you opened your heart to our Founder,
Leo John Dehon,
and he responded in love.
He offered his life to you:
working to restore a broken world, proclaiming your abundant love,
and founding a congregation
to live a life of love and reparation in the world.

Lord,
inspired by our Founder’s example,
we offer you our community,
our ministry,
and ourselves.
May we be faithful in our vocation to work for the building of your reign in human hearts
and in society. Amen.