Fr. Charles Yost was the director of the Leo Dehon Library from 1964 until 1980. He helped plan 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.”
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.
We in the library have been busy updating our access to electronic versions of periodicals and journals. To help you find what’s been changed, we’ve created a LibGuide to show you what’s available in online only, print + online, or used-to-be-print-but-now-online-only. To get to the guide, simply click here. We’ll be updating this frequently, so check back often.
What’s a LibGuide? Well, adapted from the Springshare blog: LibGuides is an easy-to-use content management system used to share information, organize class and subject specific resources, and to create and manage websites.
With it we can:
- Create Subject, Course, or Topic Guides
- Supplement Information Literacy Efforts
- Conduct Library Instruction Programs
- Manage A-Z Databases List
The Library offices will be closed after 11:00 am on Friday, April 21, and will reopen on Monday, April 24. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Watch Bonnie Shafrin’s presentation on a Jewish spirituality of the heart as the finale in our Lenten series of coffee breaks.