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  • priest on University of Chicago faculty led colorful faithful life The Rev Henricus Harrie Vanderstappen 86 the first Catholic priest to become a professor at the University of Chicago died suddenly on Jan 25 2007 Born in Holland the son of the late John and Hanneke Vanderstappen he had nine brothers and one sister Antoon Albert Will John Chef Lieske Van De Ven Joseph and the late Martin Andre and Piet He was the first of his family to come to America several other siblings followed He was a beloved uncle and great uncle to many who came from all across the United States and from Holland to attend his funeral Father Vanderstappen was a professor of art history at the University of Chicago for more than 35 years specializing in Chinese and Japanese art He was department chairperson from 1965 to 1970 In 1985 he received the Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award a national award from the College Art Association of America given to one professor annually Upon his retirement the University of Chicago established an endowed chair in his honor The Harrie A Vanderstappen S V D Distinguished Service Professorship of Chinese Art History When the honor was announced the University president stated During his years here he was among Chicago s most brilliant and committed teachers His students are now teaching Chinese and Japanese art at more than 20 universities Others are museum curators Father Vanderstappen was born on Jan 21 1921 and grew up on a family farm in Holland wearing wooden shoes He attended seminaries in Germany just before and during World War II at one time living with his classmates in a windowless basement for nearly 100 days to avoid capture by the Nazis He was ordained in 1945 and sent to China

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  • Divine Word World Experts Guide Obituaries 2016 In memoriam 2015 In memoriam 2014 In memoriam 2013 In memoriam 2012 In memoriam 2011 In memoriam 2010 In memoriam 2009 In memoriam 2008 In memoriam 2007 In memoriam 2006 In memoriam 2005 Resources Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Archives Free Downloads Protect Our Children Robert M Myers Archives Research Guidelines Holdings Plan a Visit Other Websites Members Intranet Member Documents Member Directories Member Education Characteristic Dimensions In memoriam 2007 Father Francis W Mahon 1911 2007 Father Francis W Mahon passed into eternity on Feb 3 2007 He was 96 years old He was the son of the late Michael and Mary Brennan Mahon brother of the late Mrs Ann Coakley of Elizabeth N J Stephen Mahon of Williamstown N J Leo Mahon of Elizabeth N J Sarah Mahon of Elizabeth N J and Michael T Murray of Point Pleasant N J He was the uncle and great uncle of many nephews and nieces Father Mahon was born and raised in Elizabeth N J entered the Society of the Divine Word in the late 1920s professed his religious vows in 1935 and was ordained to the priesthood on Aug 15 1040 in Techny Ill His assignments were to the various Divine Word Missionary communities in Erie Penn Conesus N Y Pittsburgh Penn and Bordentown N J In each of these areas he was pastorally active in the various ministries of the Divine Word community His last assignment was to the Bordentown Divine Word community where he spent some 32 years in residence as the treasurer of the community Father Mahon retired from active pastoral ministry when he was 88 years old He enjoyed the past years of peace and calm with the Bordentown community During the last two years of his life he resided

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  • In memoriam 2015 In memoriam 2014 In memoriam 2013 In memoriam 2012 In memoriam 2011 In memoriam 2010 In memoriam 2009 In memoriam 2008 In memoriam 2007 In memoriam 2006 In memoriam 2005 Resources Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Archives Free Downloads Protect Our Children Robert M Myers Archives Research Guidelines Holdings Plan a Visit Other Websites Members Intranet Member Documents Member Directories Member Education Characteristic Dimensions In memoriam 2007 Brother Richard Morrill 1952 2007 Cherished educator gave hope to students in three countries Divine Word Missionary Brother Richard Albert Morrill died of cancer at Glenbrook Hospital on Ash Wednesday evening Feb 21 2007 at the age of 54 He was born in Chicago on July 9 1952 the youngest of five children He was raised in Brookfield and attended St Louise de Marillac Grammar School in west suburban LaGrange Park After completing the eighth grade he entered the Divine Word High School seminary program studying first at Techny Ill and then at East Troy Wis He continued his education and preparation for ministry at Divine Word College in Epworth Iowa graduating in 1974 He professed his religious vows on Aug 17 1975 and was assigned to the Divine Word Seminary at Bordentown N J where he taught history civics and social studies and then served as vice principal in 1980 and 1981 During those years he completed a master s degree in education at Trenton State College He was transferred to the province of Québec Canada for three years and then to the island of Saint Kitts West Indies in the Caribbean for six years In both locations he continued his missionary activity as a teacher and academic administrator In 1990 he joined the staff of Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles Calif as an academic counselor and subsequently

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  • newsletter sign up Where in the Divine Word World Experts Guide Obituaries 2016 In memoriam 2015 In memoriam 2014 In memoriam 2013 In memoriam 2012 In memoriam 2011 In memoriam 2010 In memoriam 2009 In memoriam 2008 In memoriam 2007 In memoriam 2006 In memoriam 2005 Resources Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Archives Free Downloads Protect Our Children Robert M Myers Archives Research Guidelines Holdings Plan a Visit Other Websites Members Intranet Member Documents Member Directories Member Education Characteristic Dimensions In memoriam 2007 Father Edward M Tuohy 1929 2007 Admired counselor remembered in Massachusetts and Illinois The Rev Edward M Tuohy a Divine Word Missionary priest and long time retreat director and counselor at Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury Mass died Feb 24 2007 one week after his 78th birthday Father Tuohy was born on Feb 16 1929 and raised in the Bronx N Y where he attended St Agnes High School and St Francis College He entered the Divine Word Seminary at Bordentown N J and was ordained a priest in 1958 at Techny Ill Following his ordination he was assigned to the high school seminary at Bordentown where he taught and served as dean of students during the 1960s He attended Fordham University in New York and Catholic University of America where he earned a doctorate in counseling He spent several years at Divine Word College Epworth Iowa where he was a teacher director of guidance and then rector of the seminary from 1982 to 1985 In 1986 Father Tuohy was transferred to Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury where he became widely known and greatly respected as a retreat director spiritual guide and counselor Over the years his spiritual programs were very popular due to his gentleness and knowledge of spirituality As a priest he was greatly loved admired

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  • Events Press Releases Press Release Archives Missionaries in the News Missionaries in the News Archives Tales from the Province Videos E newsletter sign up Where in the Divine Word World Experts Guide Obituaries 2016 In memoriam 2015 In memoriam 2014 In memoriam 2013 In memoriam 2012 In memoriam 2011 In memoriam 2010 In memoriam 2009 In memoriam 2008 In memoriam 2007 In memoriam 2006 In memoriam 2005 Resources Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Archives Free Downloads Protect Our Children Robert M Myers Archives Research Guidelines Holdings Plan a Visit Other Websites Members Intranet Member Documents Member Directories Member Education Characteristic Dimensions In memoriam 2007 Father Chester Nowicki 1919 2007 Respected treasurer administrator remembered for his devotion to Catholics in Poland Divine Word Father Chester Nowicki 87 known throughout the worldwide Society of the Divine Word for his financial expertise died on March 26 2007 at Divine Word Residence in Techny Ill Father Anthony Pernia superior general of the Society of the Divine Word praised Father Nowicki saying He recognized problems but he always projected an attitude which said that our problems should not overwhelm us and our mission Born in Chicago on Nov 9 1919 Father Nowicki attended St Ann Grammar School He was ordained at Techny in 1946 and spent many years teaching and administering at Divine Word seminaries in Wisconsin Pennsylvania and Illinois In 1964 he was assigned to Conesus N Y where he was both the community rector and the president of the Society s 150 acre winery For 26 years Father Nowicki served as treasurer at the province headquarters in Techny He also directed fund raising efforts and was especially interested in providing for the education of seminarians in Poland during the decades it was under Communist domination In addition to his administrative work Father Nowicki said

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  • During the Catholic Church s historic Second Vatican Council 1962 65 Father Wiltgen founded and directed the Vatican Council News Service which published and dispatched twice weekly news summaries in nine languages to more than 3 100 subscribers in 108 countries His interviews with hundreds of cardinals bishops and theological experts during the Second Vatican Council gave him the material for The Rhine Flows into the Tiber The Unknown Council The book was universally acclaimed reviewed in more than 125 publications and translated into five languages Father Wiltgen was born in Chicago on Dec 17 1921 and grew up in the Rogers Park neighborhood He professed religious vows as a Divine Word Missionary in 1943 and was ordained a priest in 1950 at Techny During his seminary years Father Wiltgen dedicated his spare time to preparing individuals for baptism through a use of convert instructions During the summer months he would use his spare time to distribute printed materials on the Catholic Church the Lord Jesus the Blessed Mother and more to people in and around downtown Chicago After ordination he went to Rome to study and received a doctorate in mission science missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1953 He then was assigned for several years to missionary work in Papua New Guinea Father Wiltgen served briefly as communication director for the Society of the Divine Word in the United States From 1959 through 1995 he worked in Rome first as the international communication director for the Divine Word Missionaries and then as a dedicated and devoted researcher and writer He authored numerous articles and several books He traced the growth of the Catholic Church on the West Coast of Africa in Gold Coast Mission History 1471 1880 In 1981 he completed The Founding of the

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  • in Farrell Penn in 1918 Fr Musinsky entered the Society at Sacred Heart Seminary Girard Penn in 1931 He was ordained at Techny Ill in 1944 and earned a doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome in 1947 He received a papal award for his doctoral dissertation as the best dissertation submitted for that year He taught philosophy lecturing in German at St Augustine s Seminary Sieburg Germany from 1947 to 1949 Following his return to the United States in 1949 he served as prefect of seminarians at Techny and Bay St Louis Miss then as novice director at Divine Word Seminary Conesus N Y He was spiritual director at Divine Word Seminary Epworth Iowa from 1961 to 1967 In 1967 at the age of 49 Father Musinsky became the first American to be elected superior general of the Society of the Divine Word He served as superior general of the Society for ten years Father Antonio Pernia superior general of the Society gave the funeral homily at Techny for Father Musinsky He said in part On March 2 when we heard that our dear Father John Musinsky had died there was shock and sadness all over the SVD world from St Louis to Santiago in Chile from Chicago to Rome from Nemi to Steyl from Mumbai in India to Mozambique in Africa This universal outpouring of grief revealed how much he was loved and respected We knew him as a truly good person a generous confrere a humble priest an understanding superior and an insightful spiritual guide Moreover my predecessor in office Father Henry Barlage told me that he considered Father Musinsky as probably the greatest among the superiors general of the Society This was because Father John presided over the Society during one of the

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  • Press Release Archives Missionaries in the News Missionaries in the News Archives Tales from the Province Videos E newsletter sign up Where in the Divine Word World Experts Guide Obituaries 2016 In memoriam 2015 In memoriam 2014 In memoriam 2013 In memoriam 2012 In memoriam 2011 In memoriam 2010 In memoriam 2009 In memoriam 2008 In memoriam 2007 In memoriam 2006 In memoriam 2005 Resources Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Archives Free Downloads Protect Our Children Robert M Myers Archives Research Guidelines Holdings Plan a Visit Other Websites Members Intranet Member Documents Member Directories Member Education Characteristic Dimensions In memoriam 2006 Father Werner Shadeg 1919 2006 School headmaster former assistant to New Guinea s flying bishop remembered Divine Word Missionary Father Werner Shadeg 86 died April 5 2006 at Divine Word Residence in Techny Ill A native of Union Hill Minn Father Shadeg was one of 14 children born to Rose and Henry Shadeg Father Shadeg had two brothers who became priests and five sisters who became nuns His surviving brothers and sisters are Mildred Shadeg of St Paul Minn Sr Clare Shadeg OSB of St Joseph Minn Esther Turbak of St Cloud Minn Sr Mary Rose Shadeg OSC of Sauk Rapids Minn Sr Anne Marie of the Eucharist OCD of Iron Mountain Mich and Divine Word Missionary Father Norbert Shadeg working in Indonesia A graduate of the public elementary school in Farming Minn Father Shadeg began his missionary training in 1932 at Divine Word Seminary Epworth Iowa He completed his studies for the priesthood at Divine Word Seminary Techny Ill and was ordained there in 1945 Following two years of teaching classical languages at Techny Father Shadeg was sent to New Guinea in 1947 There he served as secretary to Bishop Leo Arkfeld in Wewak until 1957 when he was

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