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Father Joseph Henchey, CSS

Father Joseph Henchey, CSS,  of the Province of the Holy Spouses, USA, has taught many classes to the Stigmatine Laity about the charism of St. Gaspar Bertoni and the Stigmatine congregation.  These classes have been taught personally or even remotely, through letters and attached documents, and we would like to share them with you.

For all his over 72 years of Stigmatine religious life and 62 of Priesthood, Father Henchey has been developing many works on the Stigmatine Original Constitutions and the charism of St. Gaspar Bertoni.   He has established a website honoring St. Gaspar Bertoni, whose title is: A Tribute to St. Gaspar Bertoni

DateThemeLetterAttached documents
2018 08Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - August 2018

Lettera al Laici Stimmatini - Agosto 2018

Carta aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Agosto de 2018
The Consecrated Study of Priests - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [Angelicum, 1998]

St. Gaspar Bertoni: The Challenge of Continuing Conversion, On-Going Formation. Spiritual, Intellectual, Juridical, Missionary Development. Apostolic Missionaries for the Assistance of Bishops. By Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2014]
2018 07Feast of St. Thomas Apostle. The Passion. The Precious Blood. The Spiritual Diary of St. Gaspar Bertoni [Memoriale Privato]. The Agony in Gethsemane. Fr. Stofella. Fr. DaPonte.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - July 2018

Lettera al Laici Stimmatini - Luglio 2018

Carta aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Julho de 2018
The Sermon 4 of St. Gaspar Bertoni: The Passion

The Stigmata of Jesus Christ: Biblical & Theological Reflections

The Redemptive Mystery of the Agony in Gethsemane
2018 06Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Solemnity of St. Gaspar Bertoni. Franciscan Panegyrics. Divine Mercy.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - June 2018

Lettera al Laici Stimmatini - Giugno 2018

Carta aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Junho de 2018
Solemnity of St. Gaspar Bertoni - June 12, 2018

Sacred Heart of Jesus - Biblical Reflections

Reflections on the Mystery of Divine Mercy

Three 'Franciscan' Panegyrics

Panegirico de SãoFrancisco
2018 05New Spring time. May dates. Bertoni's ideal: "Any Ministry of the Word of God whatsoever". The 11th General Chapter that prepared the way for the challenging 12th General Chapter in 1890.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - May 2018

Lettera al Laici Stimmatini - ​Maggio 2018

Carta aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Maio 2018
Minutes of the 10th - 11th General Chapters [1881-1889]

Deceased Stigmatines - May

Stimmatini Defunti - Maggio

Estigmatinos Falecidos - Maio
2018 04Important April Stigmatine dates in our Stigmatine Calendar. The Decree of Praise granted to the Congregation by Pope Pius IX in 1855. The devotion to the Five Wounds. Administration of the goods of God. Fr. Henchey's Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for April, 2018

Lettera di P. Henchey per Aprile 2018

Carta do Pe. Henchey para Abril de 2018
The Early Stigmatine General Chapters - ## 8 - 9

A Prophetic Balance between Cross and Resurrection - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

A Few Reflections of the Feast of the Sacred Stigmata - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Easter Reflections: The Sacred Stigmata - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Deceased Stigmatines in April

Stimmatini Defunti in Aprile

Estigmatinos Falecidos em Abril

Um Balanço Profético entre Cruz e Ressurreição - por Pe. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Algumas Reflexões sobre a Festa dos Sagrados Estigmas - por Pe. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2018 03Important March dates in our Stigmatine Calendar. The Liturgical Feast of the Five Wounds, or Sacred Stigmata. The recent General Chapter. The Lenten season.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for March, 2018

Lettera di P. Henchey per Marzo 2018

Carta do Pe. Henchey para Março de 2018
Early Stigmatine General Chapters - ## 4 - 7

Preface to the English of Fabro's Profiles of the Saints - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Stigmatines Deceased in March
2018 02St. Agatha. The 37th Stigmatine General Chapter in course in Rome. The Stigmatine General House Chapel of St. Agatha Dei Goti. Dom Columbia Marmion. Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - February, 2018

Lettera di P. Henchey per Febbraio 2018

Carta do Pe. Henchey aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Fevereiro de 2018
The Early Stigmatine General Chapters - Chapters ## 1 - 3
2018 01Preparing to celebrate the Patronal Feast of the Stigmatine Congregation - the Feast of the Holy Spouses Mary and Joseph, on January 23, 2018. The Stigmatine Calendar for January. Two Lilies of Winter. The Nuptial Theme in the Spiritual Life. Psalm 45: A Royal Wedding Song - a Messianic Epithalamium.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - January 14, 2018

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - January 14, 2018 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - January 14, 2018 [Portuguese]
Two Lilies of Winter - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2009]

Psalm 45 - A Royal Wedding Song: A Messianic Epithalamium - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

St. Gaspar Bertoni: The Nuptial Theme in the Spiritual Life - Theological Reflections - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2008]

St. Gaspar Bertoni: The Nuptial Theme in the Spiritual Life - Theological Reflections - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2008] [Portuguese]
2017 12Fr. Gaspar Bertoni's nomination of "Apostolic Missionary". The use of the words 'Apostolic Missionary' in his very first Constitution. [The Objective of this Community is to be] Apostolic Missionaries for the service of Bishops.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - December 3, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - December 3, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - December 3, 2017 [Portuguese]
St. Gaspar Bertoni's Trinitarian Eucharistic Charism in the Apostolic Mission - Central Ignatian Ideals - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

St. Gaspar Bertoni: Biblical and Theological Reflections on his Apostolic Mission - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2000]
2017 11The 201st anniversary of the Stigmatine foundation. Reflections on the early times of the Stigmatines. The Stigmatine Calendar per November. Reflections on the Founder's Constitutions by Rev. J. B. Lenotti, the first elected Superior General. Reflections of "The Apostolic Mission of Preaching".Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - November 4, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - November 4, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - November 4, 2017 [Portuguese]
Conferences on Founder's Constitutions - by Rev. J. B. Lenotti, CSS. Translation into English by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Reflections on The Stigmatine Apostolic Mission of 'Preaching' - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2015]
2017 10The 240th birthday of St. Gaspar Bertoni. Insights from his Spiritual Diary, year 1808. Taught by God.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - October 9, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - October 9, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - October 9, 2017 [Portuguese]
Taught by God - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2017 08The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Dominic. St. Teresa of Avila. Pope St. John Paul IInd. Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP. Lumen Gentium. Totus Tuus.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - August 8, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - August 8, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - August 8, 2017 [Portuguese]
Mary: from Kenosis to Glory - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2017 07Feast of the Apostle St. Thomas, the first to be converted by the Stigmata of the Risen Lord. The suffering of St. Gaspar Bertoni and his lesson of life.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - July 3, 2017.

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity [Italian]- July 3, 2017.

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity [Portuguese]- July 3, 2017.
The Mystery of Human Suffering - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [2017]
2017 06The Most Holy Trinity. The Trinitarian Charism of St. Gaspar Bertoni. St. Barnabas. Apostolic Mission. Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - June, 2017 - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - June, 2017 - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - June, 2017 - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [Portuguese]
The Ministry of the Word of God in St. Gaspar Bertoni - an ECHO of St. Ignatius of Loyola - by Rev. Joseph Henchey,, CSS
2017 04St. Catherine of Siena. Pope Pio V. St. Dominic. Stigmatine Calendar for May. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Holy Espousals of Mary and Joseph. Mariology. Fr. Bertoni's parish sermons.Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for May, 2017

Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for May, 2017 [Italian]

Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for May, 2017 [Portuguese]
An Aspect of the Mariology of St. Thomas Aquinas - by Rev. Cornelio Fabro, CSS

An Aspect of the Mariology of St. Gaspar Bertoni in his Parish Sermons - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2017 03Lent - Spring time - Easter. St. Gaspar Bertoni's appeal for totality. Secular People and the Clergy. Perfection. Obedience. Seize the opportunity of the moment. Fr. DaPonte. Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for April, 2017

Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for April, 2017 [Italian]

Fr. Henchey's letter to the Stigmatine Laity for April, 2017 [IPortuguese]
St. Gaspar Bertoni and the "Depths" of the Human Soul - Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Some Titles of Jesus Christ: The Lamb - Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2017 02St. Joseph. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, OP. Pope John Paul II.
Fr. Nello Dalle Vedove, CSS.
Fr. Roy J. Deferrari.
Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for March, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for March, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for March, 2017 [Portuguese]
Jesus Christ, Icon of the Invisible God. St. Gaspar Bertoni, Model of Holy Abandonment.
2017 01Midst of winter. Looking ahead to Lent and Spring.

Suggested reflections on the month of February throughout our history, from the Stigmatine Calendar.

A study on Christ as Spouse of the soul and the Church.
Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for February, 2017

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for February, 2017 [Italian]

Letter to the Stigmatine Laity for February, 2017 [Portuguese]
A Stigmatine Calendar -an excerpt - only the Preface and the month of February

A Stigmatine Calendar -an excerpt - only the Preface and the month of February [Italian]

A Stigmatine Calendar -an excerpt - only the Preface and the month of February [Portuguese]

The Lord Jesus Christ: Spouse of the Church and the Soul [Christology and Contemplation] – by Vincenzo Bataglia. English translation by Fr. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2016 12Christmas. New Year. St. Stephen, the first martyr. St. Gaspar Bertoni's mystical experiences.Stigmatine Laity Letter - Dec. 26, 2016 [English]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - Dec. 26, 2016 [Italian]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - Dec. 26, 2016 [Portuguese]
Parish Sermons-1806 [##1211-1240] - English translation by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS

Eucharist and Draw - by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2016 11Solemnity of Christ the King. The first 4 codes of St. Gaspar's Way of Life. The great mysteries of Jesus' Eternal Birth form all eternity from the bosom of the Father. His birth from the Blessed Virgin Mary, spouse of Joseph.Letter to the Stigmatine Laity - December 2016

Lettera al Laici Stimmatini per Dicembre 2016

Carta aos Leigos Estigmatinos - Dezembro de 2016
Early Juridical Formulations of the Stigmatine Constitutions
2016 10Bicentennial of the Stigmatine Congregation. November 4th, 1816 - 2016. Stigmatine Calendar. The month of the Holy Souls.Stigmatine Laity Letter - Oct. 28, 2016 [English]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - October 28, 2016 [Italian]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - October 28, 2016 [Portuguese]
A Stigmatine Calendar [1777-1911] - compiled by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [1967]

A Stigmatine Calendar [Italian] - compiled by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [1967] - Italian translation by Rev. Giancarlo Mittempergher, CSS [2017]

A Stigmatine Calendar - compiled by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS [1967] - Translation into Portuguese by Tereza Lopes, lay Stigmatine [2017]
2016 09Reflections on some Early General Chapters on the Foreign Missions and on the Choice of MinistriesStigmatine Laity Letter - September 30, 2016 [English]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - September 30, 2016 [Italian]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - September 30, 2016 [Portuguese]
The Minustes of the Early Stigmatine General Chapters [1-18] - English translation by Fr. Joseph Henchey, CSS

A Reflection on Some Early Stigmatine General Chapters on the Foreign Missions and on the Choice of Ministries - by Fr. Joseph Henchey, CSS
2016 08Bicentennial. Stigmatine Laity International Encounter 2016. Father John Baptist Tomasi. Father John Mary Marani. Brother Paul Zanoli. Foundation.Stigmatine Laity Letter - August 29, 2016Some Excerpts from St. Gaspar Bertoni’s Diary
2016 07New liturgical 'feast' of St. Mary Magdalene.
Stigmatine vocation. Apostolic Mission. Compendium Rude.
Stigmatine Laity Letter - July 22 2016 (English)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - July 22, 2016 [Italian]

Stigmatine Laity Letter - July 2, 2016 [Portuguese]
Compendium Rude - Facciotti (Italian)

Compendium Rude - Henchey (English)

Compendium Rude - Henchey (Italian)

Compendium Rude - Henchey (Portuguese)
2016 06St. Peter and St. Paul. Fr. Bertoni's Spiritual Diary. The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Examination of conscience. Imitation of Christ.Stigmatine Laity Letter - June 29, 2016 (English)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - June 29, 2016 (Italian)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - June 29, 2016 (Portuguese)
The Formula "In Obsequium" in the Language of St. Thomas Aquinas [Italian]

The Influence of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Ignatius in the Charism of St. Gaspar Bertoni (English)
2016 05Corpus Domini (Corpus Christi). The Paschal Mystery of Christ. Eucharistic devotion.
Stigmatine Laity Letter - May 26, 2016 (English)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - May 26, 2016 (Italian)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - May 26, 2016 (Portuguese)

Memoriale Privato (English)

Memoriale Privato: 200 Years of Its Inception (English)

Memoriale Privato (Portuguese)

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Grammatica (Portuguese)
2016 04Our Lady of Good Counsel. Pentecosts. The Holy Spirit in the Charism of St. Gaspar Bertoni. The gifts of the Holy Spirit. The month of Mary.Stigmatine Laity Letter - April 26, 2016 (English)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - April 26, 2016 (Italian)

Stigmatine Laity Letter - April 26, 2016 (Portuguese)
The Holy Spirit in the Charism of Father Gaspar Bertoni (English)

Brief Biographies (English)

The Holy Spirit in the Charism of Father Gaspar Bertoni

Brief Biographies (Italian)

The Holy Spirit in the Charism of Father Gaspar Bertoni (Portuguese)

Brief Biographies (Portuguese)
2016 04Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS. Fabro Symposium - April 1-2, 2016, at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.

Fabro Symposium Schedule
Fabro Symposium Schedule

Fabro Symposium - podium
Fabro Symposium - podium

Fabro Symposium Panel
Fabro Symposium Panel

Fabro Symposium - Father Joseph Henchey, CSS' Presentation
Fabro Symposium - Father Joseph Henchey's Presentation

Account of Fabro Symposium [April 1-2, 2016, in Washington, D.C.]Father Cornelio Fabro: Stigmatine, Devotee of his Founder - presentation by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS - 2016 (English)

St. Gaspar Bertoni: A Trilogy in Honor of his "Model" - by Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS - English translation by Rev. Joseph Henchey, CSS


An Ecclesial Priest: Blessed Gaspar Bertoni - by Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS - 1975 (Italian)

Witness of the Supernatural - by Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS - Angelicum Symposium, 1989

Gaspar Bertoni - An Enlightened Life by the Supernatural - by Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS

An Ecclesial Priest: Blessed Gaspar Bertoni - by Rev. Cornelius Fabro, CSS - 1975 (Portuguese)