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June 15, 2022
Women and men religious celebrate jubilees

The Chicago Catholic recognizes this year's Divine Word jubilarians, who total 19.

April 22, 2022
Police department dedicates memorial car to fallen police officers

Father Guilherme Andrino SVD participates in a Lakewood, N.J., ceremony to honor police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others.

March 2, 2022
Our Lady of Africa parish celebrates its many cultures

The Chicago Catholic spotlights the welcoming atmosphere of Our Lady of Africa parish, home to Catholics of many cultures.

February 20, 2022
Bronzeville parish marks Black History Month with culturally inspired Mass

CBSChicago highlights a special Mass at which Father Robert Kelly SVD and parishioners of the newly formed Our Lady of Africa celebrated Black history and the intercultural nature of the parish.

October 24, 2021
Our Lady of Guadalupe parish unites as one family in faith around new pastor

A parish rejoices as Father Guilherme Andrino SVD is installed as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lakewood, N.J.

September 3, 2021
Garden hobby grows from bounty of vegetables into evangelization tool

The Divine Word Missionaries of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lakewood, N.J., tell The Trenton Monitor how their gives sustenance to souls.

September 3, 2021
Lakewood parish celebrates first anniversary with baseball and each other

The Trenton Monitor captures the joy of Our Lady of Guadalupe's first anniversary as the intercultural, New Jersey parishioners celebrate at the ballpark.

July 7, 2021
Historic Bronzeville churches mark inaugural Mass as new parish

The Fourth of July commemorates the birth of a nation and the birth of a new, unified parish. The Chicago Catholic attends Our Lady of Africa parish's first Mass and tells of the legacy that the new parish continues.

June 22, 2021
Gender-neutral religious life satisfaction survey seeks testers among men religious

Father Roger Schroeder SVD becomes one of the first men to take Sister Maria Clara Kreis' life satisfaction survey for religious. National Catholic Reporter expounds upon the development of the survey and what it could mean for religious congregations.

June 16, 2021
Women, men religious celebrate anniversaries

The Chicago Catholic recognizes the 2021 jubilarians in the archdiocese, including ten Divine Word Missionaries.

April 28, 2021
Fr. Eric Groner: 25 years on priestly mission in Society of the Divine Word
The Catholic Missourian tells of Father Eric Groner SVD's early years in Jefferson City and his journey to the priesthood.

March 1, 2021
At Mass for religious marking jubilees, Cardinal Gregory praises their witness of 'God's faithful love for all of us'

On the occasion of his jubilee, Father Binh Nguyen SVD speaks to the Catholic Standard and shares his experience of being a priest for 25 years.

February 18, 2021
125th anniversary of Divine Word Missionaries in North America

Mission Matters Live, a radio program of the Archdiocese of Chicago, features Father Mark Weber SVD. Father Weber, who served as a missionary in Ghana, pastor of a historic African-American parish, provincial superior and Education and Formation secretary internationally for the Society of the Divine Word, shares some of his most treasured memories of mission and ministry.

January 31, 2021
Napolean's brother lived in N.J. Here's what happened to the estate.

The New York Times reports on Point Breeze and the Society of the Divine Word's sale that ensures protection of the land and its history.

January 25, 2021
Much of New Jersey estate of Bonaparte brother to join state park system

Philadelphia's NBC affiliate notes the Society of the Divine Word's sale of Point Breeze and how it will benefit generations to come.

January 22, 2021
The former King of Spain was a Jersey guy, and his Bordentown estate is being turned into a park

The Society of the Divine Word's sale of its Bordentown opens the path for continued preservation of the land and its history. The Philadelphia Inquirer tells the story.

January 6, 2021
Divine Word Missionaries celebrate 125 years in North America

Michelle Martin of the Chicago Catholic speaks with Fathers Quang Duc Dinh SVD and Mark Weber SVD about the Society of the Divine Word's work to uplift marginalized groups in the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond.

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