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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Five men professed first vows and joined the Society of the Divine Word on Aug. 1. We are happy to introduce you to Ryan Agbim, Marc DeClama, David Emon Kodjo, Huy Joseph Tran and Thong Dinh Tran.
Divine Word seminarian Huy Joseph Nguyen, who recently professed vows with the Society of the Divine Word, reflects on the twisting, turning path that brought him here.
Meet our newest members!
A few days before last weekend's profession ceremony, Frater Ryan Agbim effusively expressed his joy. "I'm getting married on Saturday," he exclaimed. He found his calling.
During novitiate year, Frater Marc Declama SVD changed a habit and gained a few mentors. We invite you to get to know him.
Frater Kodjo Emon SVD has admired the example of Divine Word Missionaries since his youth. Recently, a Divine Word tradition challenged him to go outside his comfort zone.
Frater Huy Joseph Nguyen SVD started down one path and opened his heart to another.
"I believe that the original root of my call was from my wonderful family, who helped me understand how to truly live and love others," said Frater Thong D. Tran SVD. Now, after Saturday's profession of vows ceremony, he has a second family.
Divine Word Father Ed Tetteh has arrived at his new assignment in Buckhannon, West Virginia. As he did in Chicago, Boston and New Jersey, he looks forward to sharing the Good News and the love of God with the community!
The St. Elizabeth parish community and their neighbors in Chicago unite to care for the poor as they've done for more than a decade. We invite you to learn more about the St. Elizabeth Food Pantry.