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Tales from the Province: Feature Stories


Priest voluntarily lived at Topaz internment camp
OCTOBER 9, 2015: The Intermountain Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, remembers the life and sacrifices of Divine Word Father...
Divine Word College ranks best in affordability
OCTOBER 7, 2015: Catholic Values Online names Divine Word College the most affordable small Catholic college in the United States. The Cascade Pioneer...
Iron is sharpened by iron
OCTOBER 2015: Divine Word Fathers Charles and Chester Smith, founders of the Bowman Francis Ministry Team, are front and center in this Acadiana...

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Feature stories

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Recent articles

August 13, 2017
Quang Ngoc Pham's grandfather's wish came true

August 12, 2017
Frater Hoang Quang Nguyen's world exponentially grew with a trip to Atlanta

August 11, 2017
Advice from a Catholic doctor led to a blessing, the birth of newly professed An Thien Nguyen

August 10, 2017
Whether as a chef or a missionary, newly professed frater has penchant for feeding people

August 9, 2017
Newly professed Quynh Thanh Cao wants to be a priest for the people

May 27, 2017
Newly ordained missionary priest reluctantly left Vietnam but followed his father's wishes

May 26, 2017
Newly ordained priest sent abroad, far out of his comfort zone, to complete seminary

May 25, 2017
Love for the New Testament led newly ordained priest to choose life of a missionary

August 22, 2016
Newly professed Zachary Smith thinks outside the box

August 20, 2016
Theodore Vu Nguyen finds God's presence in missionary work

August 19, 2016
Silence not a given for Divine Word Frater Derek Nguyen

August 18, 2016
Brother Luis Panuco-Carmona turns change into an art

August 17, 2016
Sudden changes and a well-founded fear did not deter Jorge Zetino

August 16, 2016
A yearning to learn about the world led Hoc Tien Mai to the brotherhood

August 13, 2016
For Brother Luke Henkel, home is where the heart is and his heart is with the homeless

August 12, 2016
From concert hall to notiviate, Carl Gales listens to the heart

August 11, 2016
Early life experiences led Deputy Finance Director Hai Ngoc Pham towards religious life

May 28, 2016
Music is Father Paul Aquino's passion but silence shows the way

May 28, 2016
Seeds of the priesthood sown early for newly ordained Father Thien Duc Nguyen

May 28, 2016
To Father Hien Van Pham, helping the poor is more than a platitude

April 4, 2016
BridgeBuilder awardees to help plant peace pole

January 13, 2016
Close to the Gospel, close to the people: An interview with Superior General Heinz Kulüke SVD

Past Tales from the Province

Looking for a feature story from 2015 or earlier? They're now in the Tales from the Province archives.