Congrégation du Sacré-Cœur
The Congrégation du Sacré-Cœur ( Latin Congregatio Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu , German "Herz-Jesu-Congregation"; abbreviation SCJ ) is a Roman Catholic clergy congregation founded in 1864 under papal law .
The members of the small religious community are usually called "Sacred Heart Priests", in France also Pères de Timon-David ("Timon-David-Fathers") after their founder . They are not to be confused with the Dehonians , who are also called "Sacred Heart Priests" and have the same order abbreviation.
The Catholic priest Joseph-Marie Timon-David had set up a youth organization in the Archdiocese of Marseille and asked the Archbishop of the Diocese Charles Joseph Eugène de Mazenod for support. This encouraged the committed clergyman to found their own religious community. The community was founded in 1852 and its generalate is maintained in Marseille to this day . In 2002 the small community had 36 members in nine branches, 30 of whom were priests. Since 2010, Gérard-Marie Philip has succeeded Michel Brondino as the Order's Superior General .
- Official website of the religious order
- Entry on Congrégation du Sacré-Coeur on catholic-hierarchy.org
- See Annuario pontificio 2005.