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What makes a modern-day hero? Self-sacrifice, courage, being true to one’s values. In Tales from the Province, you’ll read stories of determination, devotion and modern-day heroes. Stay informed of what’s happening within and around the Chicago Province.

Recent articles

February 13, 2020
Carrying on the legacy, building the dream: A Q&A with Father Chester Smith SVD

November 21, 2019
Firsthand account of life in Mozambique

October 1, 2019
Society of the Divine Word celebrates centennial of first American missionaries sent abroad

August 17, 2019
Burmese seminarian embraces new experiences and people

August 16, 2019
Seminarian overcomes obstacles to walk the path where God leads him

August 15, 2019
Named after a British actor, Burmese seminarian excels in English-language school

August 14, 2019
Vietnamese brother's love for family has taken him to unexpected places

August 13, 2019
Seminarian from Mexico gives back the support that he received

August 12, 2019
Togolese seminarian finds strength and direction in childhood loss

April 11, 2019
Divine Word Father Guilherme Andrino receives Brazilian award

June 5, 2019
Obedience and persistence characterize missionary's vocation

June 4, 2019
'I am grateful that God uses me in a way to help people'

June 3, 2019
From military honor guard to missionary, newly ordained priest carries on tradition

October 2, 2017
Intercultural leadership naturally fits with religious congregation

September 16, 2017
Five pledge their lives to the Society of the Divine Word

August 7, 2017
Quang Ngoc Pham's grandfather's wish came true

August 7, 2017
Frater Hoang Quang Nguyen's world exponentially grew with a trip to Atlanta

August 7, 2017
Advice from a Catholic doctor led to a blessing, the birth of newly professed An Thien Nguyen

August 7, 2017
Whether as a chef or a missionary, newly professed frater has a penchant for feeding people

August 7, 2017
Newly professed Quynh Thanh Cao wants to be a priest for the people

May 25, 2017
Love for the New Testament led newly ordained priest to choose life of a missionary

May 24, 2017
Newly ordained missionary priest reluctantly left Vietnam but followed his father's wishes

May 23, 2017
Newly ordained priest sent abroad, far out of his comfort zone, to complete seminary

August 22, 2016
Newly professed Zachary Smith thinks outside the box

August 20, 2016
Theodore Vu Nguyen finds God's presence in missionary work

August 19, 2016
Silence not a given for Divine Word Frater Derek Nguyen

August 18, 2016
Brother Luis Panuco-Carmona turns change into an art

August 17, 2016
Sudden changes and a well-founded fear did not deter Jorge Zetino

August 16, 2016
A yearning to learn about the world led Hoc Tien Mai to the brotherhood

August 13, 2016
For Brother Luke Henkel, home is where the heart is and his heart is with the homeless

August 12, 2016
From concert hall to notiviate, Carl Gales listens to the heart

August 11, 2016
Early life experiences led Deputy Finance Director Hai Ngoc Pham towards religious life

May 28, 2016
Music is Father Paul Aquino's passion but silence shows the way

May 28, 2016
Seeds of the priesthood sown early for newly ordained Father Thien Duc Nguyen

May 28, 2016
To Father Hien Van Pham, helping the poor is more than a platitude

April 4, 2016
BridgeBuilder awardees to help plant peace pole

January 13, 2016
Close to the Gospel, close to the people: An interview with Superior General Heinz Kulüke SVD