What makes a modern-day hero? Self-sacrifice, courage, being true to one’s values. Those are qualities that are displayed every day by Divine Word Missionaries.
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For more than six decades, Father Martin Padovani SVD has enriched thousands of lives as a priest and psychologist. His ministry to families and couples is being recognized with a special statue.
The National Religious Vocation Conference serves 286 religious institutes and dioceses in 22 countries. Not one but two SVD representatives offer leadership and wisdom on the NRVC Board of Directors.
"God always sends his angels," says seminarian Derek Nguyen, who recently professed perpetual vows. His life bears out his philosophy.
Seminarian Carl Gales SVD, who professed perpetual vows on Sept. 18, feels the weight of his new role, but advice from his days as a novice keeps him grounded.
Bishop Joseph Perry represented the Archdiocese of Chicago in installing Father Robert Kelly SVD as the first pastor of Our Lady of Africa parish on Saturday.
Everything step in Divine Word Father Paulus Rahmat's missionary life has led to this moment and his share in the leadership of VIVAT International, a Divine Word founded NGO.
As five Chicago parishes unify to become one, the Divine Word Missionaries continue a tradition of serving predominantly African-American parishes.
We celebrate six new members who professed vows with the Society of the Divine Word. We invite you to get to know them!
The polylinguistic Baruch Zinsou was moved by the example of missionaries in his hometown in Africa. We invite you to get to know him.
When newly professed SVD Tu Nguyen feels anxious over making decisions, he find comfort in God's guiding hand.