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Divine Word Techny is home to members of the Society of the Divine Word,

also known as Divine Word Missionaries, working in the Caribbean Islands, Canada and United States.

Societas Verbi Divini is the Latin name for the Society of the Divine Word, founded in 1875 by Saint Arnold Janssen; now is one of the largest Catholic Religious Missionary Order. It's more than 6,000 members of religious priests and brothers are now working in about eighty countries around the world.

Located in 1985 Waukegan Road, Techny, Illinois 60082-6038 is the head quarter of the Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province (USC). Divine Word Missionaries who are part of the Chicago Province work in the Caribbean Islands, Canada and United States.

The work of Divine Word Missionaries is, first and most importantly, to preach the Gospel and share the Word of God.  Sharing Christ through the Word brings comfort to those in need, peace to those in pain and builds vibrant Catholic communities of faith.

The Society of the Divine Word started the first Catholic gift annuity program in 1904, and for the past 100 years we have never missed a payment! We provide you with reliable rates and a choice of annuities. All annuitants are remembered in the daily Masses and prayers of Divine Word Missionaries.

Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province is a non-profit organization and is supported primarily by contributions of people of good will. Donations made to the Society qualify as charitable deductions under the IRS Code 501 (c)(3).

Spiritual and religious retreats and conferences for groups and individuals. Conveniently located on Chicago’s North Shore; 30 minutes from the city or from O’Hare airport. Spacious rooms for conferences and retreats for non-profit organizations; plus peaceful grounds for reflection, outdoor activities and summertime picnics.

Founded by the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), Divine Word College is the only undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary in the U.S. dedicated to educating men and women for missionary service. It is located in Epworth, Iowa, 13 miles west of the city of Dubuque and within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Divine Word Education and On-Going Formation

This site provides Policies,resources, and many other features to Divine Word Missionaries, members of the Chicago Province, to make the most of every possible means to get updated, become informed and well prepared to serve the people God has entrusted to their care.

You can come for a day, soak in some of the holy, healing energy here, or come for a week and find yourself powerfully renewed.  Religious (consecrated under vows) and lay spiritual directors or counselors are often available, and while Miramar is a Catholic retreat center, you don't need to be Catholic to come. 

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