On June 7, 2016 the General Council instituted a new commission in order to further the process of the beatification of Fr. Dehon. It is called the Dehon Commission.
The members of the commission are:
- Fr. Fernando Rodríguez Garrapucho, SCJ (ESP) (President)
- Fr. Celson Altenhofen, SCJ (BSP)
- Fr. Juan José Arnáiz Ecker, SCJ (ESP)
- Fr. Célestin Tshimbundu Mukwende, SCJ (RDC)
The commission has received a three-year time frame, starting September 1, 2016.
The task of the Dehon Commission is to promote the beatification process of Fr. Dehon in close collaboration with the General Administration. In the letter establishing the commission, it is stated that the Congregation supports this “because Fr. Dehon is an example of holiness in the Church. The community is aware that the Founder is not only an example of faith within the Dehonian family. He is also a valuable source of inspiration for every Christian, who seeks to pass on the joy of the Gospel in light of the merciful Father, which radiates from the Heart of Jesus.”