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For more than 100 years, the Chicago Province has educated brothers and priests for missionary work in North America and throughout the world. In recent years, newly ordained missionary priests have been assigned to Educador, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, South Sudan, Togo and the United States.
We also care for elderly and infirmed missionary brothers and priests who served in far-flung parts of the globe in their youth and returned half a century later to spend their final years where they started their missionary journeys. Many of our so-called retired missionaries continue to be active in parishes, hospitals, hospice care facilities, and other pastoral and social ministries.
Charitable donations support the young missionaries in their studies and the older missionaries in their retirement. We receive outright gifts, as well as requests for charitable gift annuities, from our generous supporters. Through the generous prayers and gifts of people like you the Society of the Divine Word has been growing since 1875.