Quorum

Brother José Ignacio Carmona Ollo

Superior general of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Biography

Bro. José Ignacio was born in 1949, in Lacar-Yerri, Navarra, Spain. He made his first profession of vows in 1965, followed by his perpetual profession in 1971. He is licensed to teach physics and philosophy and religious studies. He speaks French and understands Italian.

He began his teaching career in Spain, but, while still young, left for Colombia, carrying in his heart, like a line from a song of Navarre, “the Navarre I love the most.” With this background, it is easy to understand his friendliness, openness and love for the simple and the needy. He spent 35 years in Colombia, his adopted country, bringing friendship and love to the children and youth. He has been concerned, cooperative and effective in all the works of the Brothers, especially with society’s most unfortunate.

In his role as educator, he has exercised the role of authority in different areas of responsibility: teacher, director of formation for young brothers, local director, regional superior for the district of Colombia (on two occasions) and provincial superior of Colombia.

The new Superior General is a simple person, friendly, with a big heart, and a good conversationalist. He loves reading and mountain climbing. We can say with pride that throughout his life, even today, he has been a strong support for the world of education and to his beloved congregation with which he feels identified.

Beginning today he will take the helm of the Institute of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a community founded in 1821 in Lyons, France, by Father Andre Coindre, “to free the young of ignorance, prepare them for life, and give them a knowledge and love of religion.” He inherits 1188 brothers, located in 32 countries, living in 186 communities or religious houses, and who daily help about 90,000 children and youth. Spirit and courage, Brother! Together we can implement the theme of the 2006 Chapter: “Urged on by hope, launch out into the deep.”

The General Chapter of 2012 reelected Brother José Ignacio as Superior general.


Agenda
 

2015

November 25-27

USG - Union of the Superiors General

  December 1-2 Meetings of the General council
  December 3-14 Haiti
  December 16-18 Meetings of the General council
 

December 19-31

Rome

     
     

2016

January 1-3

Rome

  January 4-5 Meetings of the General Council
  January 8 - February 27 Visit of the Province of The United States
  February 29 Meetings of the General Council
 

March 1-3

Rome - Animation of  SIR- PPP

  March 4-17 Meetings of the General Council
  March 19-29  Madagascar
 

April 1-10

Rome

  April 11-15 Meetings of the General Council
 

April 17 - May 13

Rome

  May 14-16 Meeting with the elderly Brothers in Spain
 

May 17-24

Rome

  May 25-27 USG - Union of the Superiors General
 

May 28 - June 19

Rome

 

June 20-22

Rome - Commission for the promotion of the charism of foundation

  June 23-24 Meetings of the General Council
 

June 27-30

Rome - Formation session for the new provincial superiors

 

July 1-3

Rome

  July 4-8 Meetings of the General Council
 

July 9-27

Rome  and Animation session in Lyon 
 

July 28 -  August 25

Spain
 

August 26-31

Rome

  September 1-29 Meetings of the General Council
  October 1-31 Visit of the Province of Brazil
  November 2-22 Meetings of the General Council
  November 23-25 USG - Union of the Superiors General
  November 28 - December 23 Meetings of the General Council
  December 24-31 Rome
     
     

2017

January 1-8 Rome
  January 9 - February 23 Visit of the Province of Senegal
  February 24-28 Rome
  March 1-3 Animation of  the SIR-PPP
  March 4-14 Rome
  March 15 - April 13 Visit of the Province of South America
  April 14-17 Rome
  April 18-25 Meetings of the General council
  April 26-30 Rome
  May 1 - June 19 Visit of the Province of Madagascar
  June 20-25 Rome
  June 26 - July 14 Meetings of the General council
  July 15-26 Rome
  July 27 - August 25 Spain
  August 26 - September 3 Rome
  September 4 - September 29 Meetings of the General council
  October 1 - November 16 Visit of the Province of Spain
  November 17-21 Rome
  November 22-24 USG - Union of the Superiors General
  November 27 - December 22 Meetings of the General council
  December 23-31 Rome
     
     
2018 January 1-31 Rome
  February 1-23 Meetings of the General council
  February 28 - March 2 Animation of the SIR-PPP
  March 5-28 Meetings of the General council
  March 29 - April 2 Rome
  April 3-20 Meetings of the General council
  April 21-28 Rome
  April 29 - May 26 General Chapter
     

Writings
 
   
   
   
   
   
 


 

Brother Denis Plourde Caron

First General councillor of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Biography

Brother Denis was born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada on December 24, 1959. He made his first profession on June 14, 1981. In response to an appeal for missionaries in South America he left for Chile on December 8,1981where he ministered until 2002. He worked as a qualified infirmarian; he also ministered in youth pastoral work, vocations ministry, and was in charge of ongoing formation for young professed brothers. He holds a Masters Degree in Religious Sciences and one in Education from the Catholic University of Chile. From 1995 until 1999 he was regional superior of the District of Chile. From 1999 until 2002 he was the delegate of the provincial of the Province of St. Laurent. During that period he was also vice-president of the Conference of Religious Superiors of Chile. Since 2003 he has been incorporated into the province of Austral-America. In 2004 and 2005 he was seconded to the Conference of Latin America and Spain as Formation Master for the inter-national novitiate for Spanish-speaking candidates in Lima, Peru.

At the general chapter of 2006 he was elected as general councillor for a 6-year term.

In May 2012, the general chapter elected him as first general councillor.

Agenda
 

 2015

November 26 - December 11

Canada

 

December 12 -14

Rome

 

December 16-18

Meetings of the General council

 

December 19-31

Rome

 

 

 

     

 2016

January 1-3

Rome

 

January 4-5

Meetings of the General council

 

January 8 - February 27

Visit of the Province of The United States

 

February 29

Meetings of the General council

 

March 1-3

Rome

 

March 4-17

Meetings of the General council

 

March 18 -April 10

Rome

 

April 11-15

Meetings of the General council

 

April 16-24

Rome

 

April 25 - June 15

Visit of the Province of Eastern and Southern Africa

 

June 16-22

Rome

 

June 23-24

Meetings of the General council

 

June 27 -July 19

Lyon - Session

 

July 20 - August 2

Rome

 

August 3-5

CALE -  Conference of Latin America and Spain

 

August 6-27

Canada

 

August 28-31

Rome

 

September 1-29

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1-31

Visit of the Province Brazil

 

November 2-22

Meetings of the General council

 

November 23-27

Rome

 

November 28 - December 23

Meetings of the General council

 

December 24-31 

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

 2017

January 1- 8 

Rome

 

January 9 -  February 13

Visit of the Province of Columbia

 

February 14 - March 14

Rome

 

March 15 - April 13

Visit of the province of South America

 

April 14-17

Rome

 

April 18-25

Meetings of the General council

 

April 26-30  

Rome

 

 May 1-31

Visit of the Delegation of Peru

 

June 1-25

Rome

 

June 26 - July 14

Meetings of the General council

 

July 15-31

Rome

 

August 1-28

Canada

 

August 29 - September 3

Rome

 

September 4-26

Meetings of the General council

 

September 27-30

Rome

 

October 1 - November 16

Visit of the Province of Spain

 

November 17-26

Rome

 

November 27 - December 22  

Meetings of the General council

 

December 23-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

 2018

January 1-31

Rome

 

February 1-23

Meetings of the General council

 

February 24 - March 4

Rome

 

March 5-28

Meetings of the General council

 

March 29 - April 9  

Rome

 

April 3-20

Meetings of the General council

 

April 21-28

Rome

 

April 29 - May 26

General Chapter

 

  

 


Writings
 
 

 

 



 

Brother Raymond Hetu

Second General councillor of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Biography

Brother Raymond Hetu was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA, on November 25, 1957. He pronounced his first profession on August 5, 1978, and his perpetual profession on June 16, 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in History. Besides being a teacher, he served as a local superior, and master of novices for three years. Since 2006, he has worked at St. Columba’s College in St. Albans, England. At this school, he dedicated himself to the promotion and the sharing of the foundational charism of the Institute. At the time of his election to the general council in May 2012, he was a member of the provincial council of New England Province.

Agenda
 

2015

December 1-2

Meetings of the General Council

  December 3-14 Haiti

 

December 16-18

Meetings of the General council

 

December 19-31

Rome

 

 

 

     

2016

January 1-3

Rome

 

January 4-5 

Meetings of the General council

 

January 8 - February 27

Visit of the Province of The United States

 

February 29

Meetings of the General council

 

March 1-3

Rome

 

March 4-17

Meetings of the General council

 

March 18 - April 10

Rome

 

April 11-15

Meetings of the General council

 

April 17-21

Rome - Animation of SIR-PPP

 

April 22-24

Rome

 

April 25 - June 15

Visit of the Province of Eastern and Southern Africa

 

June 16-19

Rome

 

June 20-22

Commission for the promotion of the charism of foundation

 

June 23-24

Meetings of the General council

 

June 27-30

Formation session for the new Provincial superiors

 

July 1 - August 5

Studies in Canada

 

August 6-27

United States

 

August 28-31

Rome

 

September 1-29 

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1-31

Visit of the Province of Brazil

 

November 2-22

Meetings of the General council

 

November 23-27

Rome

 

November 28 - December 23

Meetings of the General council

 

December 24-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

 2017

January 1-16

Rome

 

January 17 - February 20

Visit of the Province of Haiti

 

February 21 - March 2

Rome

 

March 3-27  

Visit to the Delegation of the Philippines

 

March 28 - April 2

Rome

 

April 3-5

Animation of  SIR-PPP

 

April 6-17

Rome

 

April 18-25

Meetings of the General council

 

April 26-30

Rome

 

May 1 - June 19

Visit of the Province of Madagascar

 

June 20-25

Rome

 

June 26 - July 14

Meetings of the General council

 

July 15 - August 27

United States

 

August 28 - September 3

Rome

 

September 4-29

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1 - November 16

Visit of the Province of Canada

 

November 17 - November 26

Rome

 

November 27 - December 22

Meetings of the General council

 

December 23-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

 2018

January 1- 31

Rome

 

February 1-23

Meetings of the General council

 

February 24 - March 4

Rome

 

March 5-28

Meetings of the General council

 

March 29 - April 2

Rome

 

April 3-20

Meetings of the General council

 

April 21-28 

Rome

 

April 29 - May 26

General Chapter

 

 

 


Writings
 
 

 

 


 

 

Brother Serge Toupin

Third General Councillor of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Biography

Brother Serge Toupin was born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada, on September 15, 1952. He pronounced his first profession on June 23, 1974, and his perpetual profession on June 14, 1980. He is certified in secondary education and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Theology. He has experience in PRH (Personal Human Relations) formation and in growth psychopathology (IFHIM-Institute for the Integrated Human Formation). Besides being a teacher, he served as an animator and in vocation ministry. He has been a local superior and a provincial councillor. In 1988, he went to Tahiti where he was director of John XXIII House and professor at the major seminary. At the same time, he was the delegate of the provincial superior in French Polynesia. Upon his return to Quebec in 2001, he was appointed master of novices. In 2002, he was called to work as full-time 1st councillor of the Province of Canada. Since July 2008, he has exercised the service of fraternal authority as provincial superior.

The General Chapter of 2012 elected him third General Councillor.

Agenda
 

2015

December 1-2

Meetings of the General council

 

December 3-14

Haiti

  December 16-18 Meetings of the General council

 

December 19-31

Rome

     

 

   

2016

January 1-3

Rome

  January 4-5 Meetings of the General council
 

January 6-24

Rome

 

January 25-30

Animation of SIR-PPP

 

February 1-28

Visit of the Delegation of Central Africa

 

February 29

Meetings of the General council

 

March 1-3

Rome

 

March 4-17

Meetings of the General council

 

March 18 - April 10

Rome

 

April 11-15

Meetings of the General council

 

April 16-24

Rome

 

April 25 - June 8

Visit of the Province of Western Africa

 

June 9-19

Rome

 

June 20-22

Commission for the Promotion of the charism of foundation

 

June 23-24

Meetings of the General council

 

June 27-30

Formation session for the new Provincial superiors

 

July 1-3

Rome

  July 4-8 Meetings of the General council
 

July 9-14

Rome

 

July 15 - August 27

Canada

 

August 28-31

Rome

 

September 1-29

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1-31

Visit of the Province of Oceania

 

November 2-22

Meetings of the General council

 

November 23-27

Rome

 

November 28 - December 23

Meetings of the General council

 

December 24-31

Rome

     

 

   

2017

January 1-8

Rome

 

January 9-14

Animation of SIR - PPP

 

January 17 - February 20

Visit of the Province of Haiti

 

February 21 -  March 2

Rome

 

March 3-27

Visit of the Delegation of the Philippines

 

March 28 -  April 17

Rome

 

April 18 - April 25

Meetings of the General council

 

April 26-30

Rome

 

May 1 - June 3

Visit of the province of France

 

June 4-25

Rome

 

June 26 - July 14

Meetings of the General council

 

July 15 - August 27

Canada

 

August 28 - September 3

Rome

 

September 4-29

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1 - November 16

Visit of the Province of Canada

 

November 17-26 

Rome

 

November 27 - December 22

Meetings of the General council

 

December 23-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

2018

January 1-7

Rome

 

January 8-13

Animation of SIR - PPP

 

January 14-31

Rome

 

February 1-23

Meetings of the General council

 

February 24 - March 4

Rome

 

March 5-28

Meetings of the General council

 

March 29 - April 2

Rome

 

April 3 - April 20

Meetings of the General council

 

April 21-28

Rome

 

April 29 - May 26

General Chapter

 

 

 


Writings
 
 

 

 


 


Brother Charles Biagui

Fourth General Councillor of the Institute of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Biography

A native of Senegal, Brother Charles Biagui was born on March 14, 1955 at Brin.  Entering the juvenate at Ziguinchor in October, 1969, Brother Charles took his first vows on August 15, 1975 at Nianing, and made final profession on April 22, 1984, in Ziguinchor cathedral.

Houses of formation, teaching and administration are the principal fields of apostolic work in which Brother Charles has been involved.  He holds a baccalaureate in physical science, from the University of Sherbrooke and taught Physics and Chemistry for five years.  Beginning in 1992, he became, consecutively, the principal of René-Coly College in Bignona (1992-1993), principal of Cours Sacré-Coeur in Dakar (1993-2001) and the diocesan director of Catholic education in Ziguinchor (2002-2006).  In our houses of formation, he has acted as the assistant Master of Scholastics in Dakar (1987-1989), the Master of the Juniorate in Nianing (1989-1990), and the person in charge at our vocational discernment house in Dakar and then in Ziguinchor.  He has also been a provincial counselor for the last thirteen (13) years.  In October, 2006, the General Chapter elected him as the fourth general councillor. 

In May 2012, the General Chapter re-elected him fourth general councillor.

Agenda
 

2015

December 1-2

Meetings of the General council

 

December 3-15

Rome

 

December 16-18

Meetings of the General council

 

December 19-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

2016

January 1-3

Rome

 

January 4-5

Meetings of the General council

 

January 18-25

Conference of Africa / Madagascar

 

January 27 - February 26

Visit of the Delegation of Central Africa

 

February 27-28

Rome

  February 29 Meetings of the General council

 

March 1-3

Rome

  March 4-17 Meetings of the General council

 

March 19-29 

Madagascar

 

April 1-10

Rome

 

April 11-15

Meetings of the General council

 

April 16-24

Rome

 

April 25 - June 8

Visit of the Province of Western Africa

 

June 9-19

Rome

 

June 20-22

Rome - Commission for the Promotion of the charism of foundation

  June 23-24 Meetings of the General council

 

June 27-30

Formation session for the new Provincial superiors

 

July 1-3

Rome

 

July 4-8

Meetings of the General council

 

July 9-31

 

 

August 1-27

 

 

August 28-31

Rome

 

September 1-29

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1-31

Visit of the Province of Oceania

 

November 2-22

Meetings of the General council

 

November 23-27

Rome

 

November 28 - December 23

Meetings of the General council

 

December 24-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

2017

January 1-8

Rome

 

January 9 - February 23

Visit of the Province of Senegal

 

February 24 - March 14

Rome

 

March 15 -  April 13

Visit of the Province of South America

 

April 14-17

Rome

 

April 18-25

Meetings of the General council

 

April 26-30

Rome

 

May 1 - June 19

Visit of the Province of Madagascar

 

June 20-25

Rome

 

June 26 - July 14

Meetings of the General council

 

July 15-31

 

 

August 1-28

 

 

August 29 - September 3

Rome

 

September 4-29 

Meetings of the General council

 

October 1 - November 16

Visit of the Province of Canada

 

November 17-26

Rome

 

November 27 - December 22

Meetings of the General council

 

December 28-31

Rome

 

 

 

 

   

2018

January 1-31

Rome

 

February 1-23

Meetings of the General council

 

February 24 - March 4

Rome

 

March 5 - April 20

Meetings of the General council

 

April 21-28

Rome

 

April 29 - May 26

General Chapter

 

 

 


Quorum
 

2015

December 1-2
  December 16-31
   
   

2016

January 1-7
  February 29 - April 24
  June 9 - July 8
  August 28 - September 29
  November 2 - December 31
   
   

2017

January 1-8
  February 25 - March 14
  April 15-30
  June 20 - July 14
  August 28 - September 29
  November 18 - December 31
   
   

2018

January 1 - April 28