Remembering a Christmas 150 years ago

Remembering a Christmas 150 years ago

Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ, chaplain at St. Joseph’s Indian School, recently gave several presentations to school staff on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Fr. Dehon’s first Christmas sermon.
 
“I applied the sermon in the context of the social and political challenges that plagued France and other parts of Europe that year,” said Fr. Greg.  “I talked about Fr. Dehon’s concern for giving the youth a proper and appropriate education predating the foundation of St. John ’s College, the Priests of the Sacred Heart and the mission of Fr. Dehon to ‘get the priests out of the sacristies.’ I offered insights on why St. Joseph’s was founded and why the institution is still thriving 95 years since its inception. I have offered this presentation to the various departments at the school and several people have asked for more information. For me, this is one example of the commitment that the staff of St. Joseph’s has to our mission.”
 
Our thanks to Emily Swanson of St. Joseph’s Tiki Press for the photo.

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