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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

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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

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  • Alumni Directory Alumni Items Other SVD Sites Contact the SVD Alumni Association Vocations Divine Word Novitiate Divine Word Theologate Support Our Work News Calendar of 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 VIEW summary month week day details July 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Thursday July 14 2016 St Elizabeth s Mobile Food Pantry 3 p m 6 p m St Elizabeth Church Hall 50 E 41st Street Chicago IL 60653 United States

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  • Holiday Mass schedule for Techny Tower s chapel announced Dec 21 2015 The Society of the Divine Word welcomes all to its majestic Chapel of the Holy Spirit for Christmas and New Years services more Three men profess perpetual vows with the Society of the Divine Word September 22 2015 The growth of the Society of the Divine Word continues as three men professed perpetual vows at the Chapel of

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  • Divine Word College president s secretary honored by SVD October 7 2014 Donna Puccio typed her first documents for Rev Harold Rigney SVD president of Divine Word College in Epworth Iowa in October 1970 Forty four years and seven presidents later the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word SVD honored the long time resident of rural Epworth with the Verbum Award at a banquet at Divine Word College DWC on Sunday Oct 4 more For Giang Tien Nguyen SVD the perpetual vow ceremony marks another destination in a long journey with God September 21 2014 On Sept 20 Giang Tien Nguyen was one of three men who professed perpetual vows with the Society of the Divine Word at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center in Techny Ill more New priests build meaningful friendships on the way to ordination May 29 2014 Most Reverend J Terry Steib SVD bishop of Memphis ordained three members of the Society of the Divine Word SVD on Saturday May 24 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Techny Ill more Holy Week at Techny Tower s chapel and SVD parishes April 15 2014 Parishes throughout the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province open their doors for all who wish to observe Holy Week Although not a parish the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center also will offer services for Holy Week Solemn Triduum and Easter more Divine Word provincials named for headquarters in the United States March 3 2014 Rev Heinz Kulüke SVD superior general of the Society of the Divine Word announced the provincials for the three provinces headquartered in the United States They are Rev Thomas Ascheman SVD in the Chicago Province Rev Paulus Papa

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  • the torch to the youth These 11 award recipients represent some of the most dynamic and dedicated members of their generation The 2016 BridgeBuilder Award recipients are Sarah Allworth Regina Dominican Wilmette Bushra Amiwala Niles North High School Skokie Rachel Cantor North Shore Country Day School Winnetka Meghan Carden Loyola Academy Wilmette Claire Embil Niles West High School Skokie Briana Flores Glenbrook Evening High School Glenview Sloan Gormley Roycemore School

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  • Society of the Divine Word has been intentionally promoting a shift from a sort of ivory tower of experts to an international network of currently 40 SVD AI members with backgrounds in the social and religious sciences working around the world The newly introduced structure of an international coordinator and council of Anthropos Institute is striving to bridge the gap among the AI members working around the world and between AI and the down to earth SVD mission work In the early years St Arnold Janssen founder of the Society of the Divine Word supported anthropologist Wilhelm Schmidt and other SVD in their study of the cultures societies and languages normally in places where the SVD were working Father Schroeder said Anthropos Institute was later founded to maintain this scientific study as one aspect of the Society s missionary work Respected anthropologist Wilhelm Schmidt SVD who developed the anthropological theory of culture circles and was tapped by Pope Pius XI to set up the Vatican s Ethnological Museum became AI s first director As such he worked with founding members Divine Word Fathers Martin Gusinde Wilhelm Koppers and Paul Schebesta ethnographers and authorities in their fields of study Father Gusinde studied peoples of Argentina Chile Colombia Japan Papua New Guinea the Philippines the United States and Venezuela He is credited with saving the memory of the cultural history of the now extinct Yamana people of Tierra del Fuego Father Koppers is known for advocating a historical comparative approach to understanding cultural phenomenon His studies of hunting and food gathering tribes led to theories on the origin and development of society Father Schebesta who specialized in Egyptology and ethnology studied the Ituri pygmies of the Congo and was the first to richly describe pygmy cultures of Africa and Southeast Asia These

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  • year living in Alice Springs a small city of 25 000 in the remote desert predominantly inhabited by aboriginal people Paul worked at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart the only Catholic parish in Alice Springs The parish drew residents of many cultures Africans Filipinos Indians Pacific Islanders and White Australians His experience among such a diverse community will help him as a deacon This year Paul will work at St Thomas the Apostle parish in Chicago s Hyde Park neighborhood home of the University of Chicago He is believed to be the first Divine Word Missionary to fulfill his diaconate at St Thomas the Apostle They say it takes a village to raise a child and that faith begins at home In the case of 33 year old Thien Duc Nguyen s hometown it took faith and family to birth a village When I look back at my life when I grew up why I joined the SVD I see a lot of grace said Thien who entered the Society of the Divine Word in 2000 When Communists took control of North Vietnam in 1954 they gave Catholics an ultimatum shed your religion or leave So Thien s great great uncle a diocesan priest led villagers from the north to the south and into the Highlands of Vietnam There they cut through jungle built homes kept a watchful eye for tigers and named the village Vinh Hoa Today the population of Vinh Hoa is approximately 5 000 Thien said that about 200 people born in his village have become priests brothers and nuns That number includes about 20 Divine Word Missionaries and in Thien s family alone there are 30 members of religious orders Thien who professed religious vows in Vietnam came to the United States in 2009 to study English and theology Thien was chosen to participate in a special Divine Word Program through which provinces in six countries exchange students Thien wanted to learn the English language so he asked his superiors to consider sending him to Australia the Philippines or the United States After spending time at Divine Word College in Epworth Iowa Thien began his post graduate work at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago For his CTP he stayed in the Chicago Province and worked in economically disenfranchised parishes in West Virginia Thien will serve as a deacon at St Henry a Vietnamese Filipino American parish on Chicago s Northside Hien Van Pham 36 heard the stirrings of a vocational call when he was a boy but it wasn t until he was working at a racetrack that the idea of the priesthood truly took hold Born into a large Catholic family in southeastern Vietnam Hien grew up in a rural area near the South China Sea His family was poor but not destitute We grew our own vegetables but lacked fish and meat he recalled as he talked about eating cassava a root vegetable to help fill their stomachs To support his family and

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