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    A marathon, a faith journey and the abounding grace of God

    Sometimes our faith journey can feel as long as a marathon, especially during Lent. Divine Word Deacon Marlon Bobier Vargas compares his experience of running a marathon to the the biblical encounter between Zacchaeus and Jesus.

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    In the depth of winter, Divine Word seminarian Jorge Zetino offers his reflections as he adjusts to a land where he's learning the language. As we approach Ash Wednesday, he ponders the meaning of silence.​

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    Catholic hip hop for the homeless

    Divine Word Father Stephan Brown joins rappers Salú, oMeG, John Levi and Nico Santana in planning the Catholic Hip Hop for the Homeless Benefit Concert. You can help!

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    Legacy Project explores the history of the region's black churches

    The Toledo Blade spotlights Northwestern Ohio's Legacy Project and highlights the contributions of hte Society of the Divine Word to African-American community.

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    Carrying on the legacy, building the dream

    Divine Word Father Chester Smith, a missionary priest for more than 30 years, has guided a generation of African-American Catholic men. In a Q&A with Director of Public and Media Relations Theresa Carson, he talks about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact of the National Black Catholic Men’s Conference.

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    MLK Day celebrated at Holy Rosary-St. John

    What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tell us if he were alive today? Divine Word Father Charles Smith encourages Catholics in Columbus, Ohio, to ponder that question.

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

    The Society of the Divine Word has a long history of solidarity with peoples who have been oppressed and marginalized because of racism. We remain committed to caring for the marginalized and join in remembering the remarkable Christian example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Feast Day of St. Arnold Janssen

    We celebrate a special day today, the feast of St. Arnold Janssen, founder of the Society of the Divine Word. St. Arnold pray for us and all who strive to do God's will as you did.

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