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Divine Word Missionaries blog will share some of the latest mission updates from around the world. The more than 6,000 Divine Word Missionaries are serving in 78 countries with a variety of provinces/regions that are then grouped into four zones, namely, the European zone (EUROPA), the Pan-American zone (PANAM), the Asia-Pacific zone (ASPAC), and the Africa-Madagascar zone (AFRAM). The zones may work as geographical sub-zones wherever this seems suitable. Check back often for real-time stories from the missions.

 

 

Divine Word Missionaries in Taiwan ordain a new priest from Togo

Mar 02, 2017

Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Taipei, Taiwan ordained Joseph Youta Djiba as a Divine Word Missionary priest in Kaohsiung on Feb. 18, 2017.

World-famous Techny bear needs repairs

Feb 13, 2017

Almost everyone who visits Divine Word Missionaries whether it is at the Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center or at the Divine Word Missionaries Religious Gift Shop on Waukegan Road in Techny, IL, has a moment of nostalgia for the large brown bear fondly named Max. Max could very well be the first to greet you.

50 years SVD presence in Oies

Feb 09, 2017

After reading one of our SVD internal publications, Arnoldus Nota, I was reminded that Divine Word Missionaries have been present in Oies, the birthplace of Saint Joseph Freinademetz, for 50 years.

Chapel of the Word inspired architects religious experience

Jan 31, 2017

We refer to the Chapel of the Word here at Techny a lot in our letters and correspondence to you, our friends and benefactors, because this is where we place your prayers and special intentions.

Christmas letters from the missions

Jan 27, 2017

At Christmas time, both our inbox and mailbox fills with Christmas cards and letters from our Divine Word Missionaries living and serving in all corners of the world. In addition to the lovely sentiments of peace and the joy of Christmas shared with us at the Mission Center, many missionaries give us an update on how things are going in the mission and in the country where they are serving. Here are a few updates for you from Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Ghana, and Uganda.

'Witness of Love': Saint Joseph Freinademetz SVD

Jan 24, 2017

On Sunday, October 5, 2003, Pope John Paul II held the canonization mass for three saints: Arnold Janssen SVD, Divine Word Missionaries founder, Daniel Comboni, Bishop, founder of the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, and Joseph Freinademetz SVD the first Divine Word Missionary sent abroad, missionary to China.

Great Missionaries: St. Joseph Freinademetz

Jan 17, 2017

"The Great Missionaries" of St. Arnold Janssen, father, leader, founder, Blessed Helena Stollenwerk co-founder of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and St. Joseph Freinademetz was first featured in Divine Word Missionaries Magazine, Vol. XLVIII No. 3 Fall 2005, issued quarterly.

Great Missionaries: Maria Helena Stollenwerk

Jan 13, 2017

"The Great Missionaries" of St. Arnold Janssen, father, leader, founder, Blessed Helena Stollenwerk co-founder of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and St. Joseph Freinademetz was first featured in Divine Word Missionaries Magazine, Vol. XLVIII No. 3 Fall 2005, issued quarterly.

Great Missionaries: St. Arnold Janssen

Jan 12, 2017

"The Great Missionaries" of St. Arnold Janssen, father, leader, founder, Blessed Helena Stollenwerk co-founder of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and St. Joseph Freinademetz was first featured in Divine Word Missionaries Magazine, Vol. XLVIII No. 3 Fall 2005, issued quarterly.

Saint Arnold Janssen SVD: Father, Leader and Founder

Jan 05, 2017

Saint Arnold Janssen SVD was the Founder of Divine Word Missionaries, the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit and the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration. We celebrate the memorial of our founder on January 15.

Two Frater’s share their Overseas Training Program-OTP experience

Dec 16, 2016

Cross-Cultural Training Program -CTP also known as Overseas Training Program-OTP occurs sometime after the second year of theology studies in which seminarians have a one to three year mission experience engaging in another culture.

CD project to raise money for Ledalero

Dec 12, 2016

Songs for Ledalero CD seeks financial support to distribute in the U.S.A and raise money for Divine Word Missionaries Ledalero Seminary, Flores, Indonesia.

Sanitation is a human right

Dec 09, 2016

“Sanitation is a human right, just as it is a human right to water,” shared Fr. Roy Thomas SVD, Director of the Janvikas Society in Indore, India .

3 FAQs about Divine Word Missionaries

Dec 06, 2016

A few frequently asked questions about Divine Word Missionaries are answered.

#GivingTuesday for Togo

Dec 02, 2016

Divine Word Missionaries joined the global giving campaign on Tuesday, November 29th to raise funds and awareness for our mission in Togo.