Our vision: Love with open heart and mind

We are witnesses of God’s transforming love in souls and society. We spread God’s love around the world with open heart and mind.


Our Mission: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Your kingdom come

We are especially for people who are most in need and for the young. Our Congregation focuses on education, social work, missions, spirituality and media to announce the kingdom of God.

We live in community, are inspired by daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a fragmented world we believe unity to be possible.

La nostra visione: Amare con cuore e con mente aperti

Siamo testimoni dell’amore trasformante di Dio nelle anime e nella società. Diffondiamo nel mondo l’amore di Dio con il cuore e con la mente aperti.


La nostra missione: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Venga il tuo regno

Esistiamo specialmente per le persone più bisognose e per i giovani. La nostra Congregazione si concentra sull’educazione, l’impegno sociale, le missioni, la spiritualità e i media per annunciare il regno di Dio.

Viviamo in comunità, siamo ispirati dall’Adorazione Eucaristica quotidiana, e in un mondo frammentato crediamo che l’unità è possibile.

Notre vision : Aimer avec un cœur et un esprit ouverts

Nous sommes les témoins d’un amour de Dieu capable de transformer les personnes et la société elle-même. Nous répandons cet amour dans le monde avec un cœur et un esprit ouverts.


Notre mission : Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Que ton Règne vienne

Nous sommes envoyés spécialement au service des gens les plus démunis et aussi des jeunes. Notre Congrégation met l’accent sur l’éducation, le travail social, les missions, la spiritualité et les moyens de communication en vue d’annoncer de Règne de Dieu.

Nous vivons en communauté, nous sommes inspirés par l’adoration eucharistique quotidienne et, dans un monde fragmenté, nous croyons que l’unité demeure possible.

Nuestra visión: Amar con una mente y un corazón abiertos

Somos testigos del amor de Dios, que transforma las personas y la sociedad. Difundimos en el mundo el amor de Dios con una mente y un corazón abiertos.


Nuestra misión: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Venga tu reino

Estamos especialmente al servicio de los más necesitados y los jóvenes. Nuestra Congregación se centra en la educación, las obras sociales, las misiones, la espiritualidad y la comunicación para anunciar el Reino de Dios.

Vivimos en comunidad, inspirados por la Adoración Eucarística cotidiana, y, en un mundo fragmentado, creemos que la unidad es posible.

A Nossa Visão: Amar com coração e mente abertos

Somos testemunhas do amor transformador de Deus nas almas e na sociedade. Espalhamos pelo mundo o amor de Deus, com coração e mente abertos.


A Nossa Missão: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Venha o teu Reino

Dedicamo-nos especialmente aos mais necessitados e aos jovens. A nossa Congregação concentra-se na educação, na ação social, nas missões, na espiritualidade e nos média para anunciar o Reino de Deus.

Vivemos em comunidade, inspiramo-nos na Adoração Eucarística diária e acreditamos que, num mundo fragmentado, a unidade é possível.

Nasza wizja: Kochać z otwartym sercem i rozumem

Jesteśmy świadkami Bożej miłości przemieniającej dusze i społeczeństwo. Szerzymy w świecie Bożą miłość z otwartym sercem i rozumem.


Nasza misja: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Przyjdź Królestwo Twoje

Istniejemy w sposób szczególny dla ludzi najbardziej potrzebujących i dla młodych. Nasze Zgromadzenie koncentruje się na wychowaniu, pracy społecznej, misyjnej, na duchowości i komunikacji, aby głosić Królestwo Boże.

Żyjemy we wspólnocie inspirowani codzienną Adoracją Eucharystyczną, a żyjąc w podzielonym świecie wierzymy w możliwą jedność.

Visi kita: Mengasihi dengan hati dan budi yang terbuka

Kita adalah saksi-saksi kasih transformatif Allah dalam jiwa-jiwa dan masyarakat. Kita menyebarluaskan kasih Allah ke seluruh dunia dengan hati dan budi yang terbuka.


Misi kita: Adveniat Regnum Tuum – Datanglah Kerajaan-Mu

Hidup kita terutama untuk orang-orang yang paling membutuhkan dan untuk kaum muda. Kongregasi kita memusatkan diri pada pendidikan, karya sosial, misi, spiritualitas dan media komunikasi untuk mewartakan kerajaan Allah.

Kita hidup dalam komunitas, disemangati oleh Adorasi Ekaristi setiap hari, dan di dalam dunia yang terpecah belah kita percaya bahwa persatuan itu mungkin.

Where is the traditional Dehonian vocabulary?

One of the first ideas behind the development of the Mission Statement was a desire to update our language. We want to make our traditional vocabulary more understandable to a modern ear. Although the words may be different, the meaning behind phrases such as “Ecce Ancilla” and “Ecce venio” is still present in our Mission Statement. However, we did not do away with all of our traditional language. For example, “Adveniat Regnum Tuum” is within the statement because it is still present in many cultures and societies.

There was no discusion in the Congregation about the Mission Statement!

Discussion of the Mission Statement took place in settings that were representative of the congregation. The first draft was created during a workshop in July 2016. This was done with the general administration and the staff from the Dehon Study Center in Rome under the guidance of Mr. Matrin Prostler, a specialist in communication. The Mission Statement was then shared by Fr. General with the Major Superiors during their meeting in November, 2016, and during the Media Experts Meeting in January, 2017.

Fr. Dehon didn’t indicate any concrete ministry for his religious community!

That’s true! But he did give us examples in his own pastoral activities. Following his example, we have tried to identify what is “Dehonian” in today’s world. Of course, each entity has its own works, but the essence of the Mission Statement should be found in all that we do. It represents that which connects us.

I do not think that the Mission Statement is important for my daily life as a Dehonian

But it is! The Mission Statement can help us to feel united as one (sint unum!), it shows others who we are and it is a guide for us in determining what is Dehonian and what is not.

Click here to find out more ways in which the Mission Statement can be helpful.

We are the Priests of the Sacred Heart but "Sacred Heart" is not even mentioned in the Mission Statement!

That is correct. In fact, the Mission Statement does not mention “priest” either. Why? Because we hope that not only religious can find themselves in the values our Mission Statement represents, but also lay people who share in our spirituality. Specific words might not be mentioned, but the essence of what they represent is still found in the Mission Statement.

My ministry is not in the Mission Statement!

Just because a ministry is not identified in the Mission Statement doesn’t mean that it isn’t Dehonian. We do not identify specific ministries in the statement but instead concentrate on activities in general such as social justice, education, communication and spirituality. Surely these are found in the daily works that you do. If they aren’t, perhaps the statement offers you a starting point for reflection.

Can you see yourself in the Mission Statement? In what way? If not, why?

Let me know how to put it into practice