Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,

On behalf of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, I want to thank you for your friendship. Your prayers and generosity enable our priests and brothers to preach the message of Christ’s love and peace throughout the world.

Love and mercy … how important they are to the world today! These concepts are central to the ministry of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

One hundred years ago, our congregation’s founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon, involved himself – despite cautions from some brethren – with the poor, the repressed and those who were threatened. His call for social action in ministry did not rise from a sense of moral obligation as much as a response to the love Jesus revealed on the cross.

Today, our priests and brothers continue to reach out to the edges of society, as Pope Francis recommends. In an era burdened by unimaginable violence, who can doubt that the world needs mercy?

I feel blessed to count you as our partner in making known the profound love of His Sacred Heart. May He reward your kindness with His everlasting peace.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominic