We’re looking at putting better signs in the library to help you discover what’s out there more easily.  Feel free to stop in the library and put your suggestions on the white board! (We’ve posted a few on the white board to get the brain juices flowing….)

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Leo Dehon Library is to support the human, intellectual, pastoral, and spiritual needs of the students and faculty at Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology. In addition, we serve the Priests of the Sacred Heart, staff, alumni, patrons from the wider community, and the work of the Church.

We provide access to integrated digital and print resources in multiple formats, representing the wide range of perspectives available in our collection, the SWITCH consortium, and through cooperative borrowing agreements. We offer information literacy instruction, research assistance, technology coaching, and writing support for scholarship at all levels.

Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, former library director, dies after brief illness

Fr. Charles Yost was the director of the Leo Dehon Library from 1964 until 1980.  He helped Charles-Yost-sq-150x150plan and design the library prior to construction of the new Monastery in 1968, while still a student in the library school at Catholic University of America.  He had a great love for music, particularly classical and liturgical – he built a collection of over 12,000 LPs and several thousand CDs.

“Yostie” served in many capacities over the years: missionary to Indonesia, work at the Province development office, parish priest, minister to retired SCJs, spiritual director of the Sacred Heart League, chaplain to the Ancilla Domini convent in Milwaukee.  Retired, Fr. Yost was a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML. In retirement, he continued to be active, overseeing the production of the American Ordo for many years in collaboration with the Province Development Office.

“Being an SCJ definitely influences how I minister. From the SCJs who have been my directors and mentors I have a deep appreciation of the Mass and the Eucharist that I try to pass on to others. I believe that as a priest I must be physically present to the people with whom I minister. That is a mark of religious priests and of the SCJs who have influenced me.”