Missionaries in the news
March 8, 2013
11th annual National Vocations Conference in St. Charles filled with joy
The Observer quotes Father Adam MacDonald, SVD, who represented the Society of the Divine Word at the Diocese of Rockford's annual vocations conference. The event drew more than 3,000 young people from north central Illinois.
(The article appears on page 3.)
February 19, 2013
Pink Sisters pray around the clock in St. Louis' battered College Hill neighborhood
The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters and their chaplain, Divine Word Father Thomas Krosnicki, provide calm in a neighborhood plagued by violence. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch records their story.
February 14, 2013
Wood Oaks students discover commonality among religions, despite differences
This middle-school project introduced students to a variety of religions and featured a stop at Techny's Chapel of the Holy Spirit, where Divine Word Father Carlos Paniagua-Monroy answered the children's thoughtful questions. Pioneer Press caught it all in words and pictures.
February 3, 2013
Divine Word Missionaries - building and anticipating God's kingdom
From VIVAT International to the efforts of Divine Word Brother Bernie Spitzley in Jamaica -- Father Adam MacDonald's article in The Witness explains the dedication of our missionaries to bring peace and justice into this world.
January 23, 2013
St. Nicholas looks to evangelization possiblities after closing of St. Patrick parish downtown
The St. Louis Review reports that Fr. Urey Mark, SVD, and the vibrant St. Nicholas parish fill the gap left by the closing of another downtown St. Louis parish.
January 21, 2013
Thousands of couples get surprise renewal of vows
A recent article on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines website features Father Carlos Macatangga, SVD, and 14,000 married couples, who flew in from as far as Mindanao to renew the same promises that they made to each other on their wedding days. Father Macatangga led the ceremony.
December 10, 2012
Catholics celebrate Mary: Mexican faithful devoted to 'mother figure'
The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Ind., covered St. Patrick parish's Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Four Divine Word Missionaries--Fr. Jesús Briones, SVD; Fr. Lloyd (Sam) Cunningham, SVD; Fr. Andrew Thu Pham, SVD; Fr. Nam Quoc Joseph Vu, SVD--make up the pastoral team at St. Patrick.
October 11, 2012
A new day in Asbury Park: City's parishes respond to the need for change
As Catholic parishes in the United States merge and adapt to changes, Fr. Miguel Virella, SVD, leads a team of priests in a new and exciting pastoral model. The Monitor, diocesan newspaper of Trenton, captured their work in words and photos.
October 11, 2012
Witnessing faith: Modern-day missionaries share perspectives on their work
Fr. Roger Schroeder, SVD, shares personal reflections about his life and life's work in this Q&A with The Catholic Spirit, archdiocesan newspaper of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Trip to Vietnam explores country's rich history of faith
The Catholic Telegraph, the Cincinnati archdiocesan newspaper, features Fr. Chau Pham, SVD, in an article about a trip that he led to Vietnam. The contingency visited parishes in Vietnam to learn about Vietnamese history and culture and to forge a bond with their fellow Catholics cross the Pacific Ocean.
(Note the article begins on p. 4b and continues on p. 20b. Please also note an ad on p. 3b, which announces Fr. Roger Schroeder, SVD's participation in the "Mission Connect 2012" conference.)