Priests of the Sacred Heart

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The Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (also known as the Dehonians by the initials S.C.I. or S.C.J., which stands for Sacerdotum Cordis Jesu in Latin) constitute a Roman Catholic religious congregation of priests. The order was founded in northern France in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, Picardy by Léon Dehon in 1878.[1]

The congregation runs the Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, USA and St Joseph's Church in Stockport, England.[2] In addition, its personnel run St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota; the facility was founded as a mission school in 1927.

General Superiors[edit]

  • Vénérable Léon Dehon (28 June 1878 - 12 August 1925)
  • Joseph Philippe (20 January 1926 - 24 October 1935)
  • Theodorus Govaart (24 October 1935 - 7 September 1953)
  • Alphons Lellig (11 January 1954 - 13 December 1958)
  • Joseph de Palma (15 July 1959 - 6 June 1967)
  • Albert Bourgeois (6 June 1967 - 6 June 1979)
  • Antonio Panteghini (6 June 1979 - 24 May 1991)
  • Virginio Bressanelli (24 May 1991 - 27 May 2003)
  • José Ornelas Carvalho (27 May 2003 - 25 May 2015)
  • Heiner Wilmer (since 25 May 2015)

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dehonians
  2. ^ England from SCJBHProvince.synthasite.com, retrieved 4 February 2016

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