Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province • Techny, Illinois
Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation

March (Lent) 2019




To refuse others nothing;
to demand nothing for ourselves.

St. Joseph Freinademetz, SVD  (Missionary - China, 1837-1909)

Special Interest


the swiss guard are wearing 3d-printed helmets
3D Adept

The Vatican's Swiss Guard have gotten new helmets—3D-printed helmets! The new helmets, known as morions, are lightweight and cooler to wear. But rest assured, the new hi-tech version looks the same as the familiar metal headgear. Read...

free movies online without a subscription

Did you know there are 1,150 movies available online for viewing without a subscription or fee. Open Culture has compiled a list of every one and divided the collection into categories such as Comedy & Drama, Film Noir, Westerns, and Silent Films. They've even have a special selection of Oscar winning movies. It's time to binge watch—for free. Check it out...

how search works
Matt Cutts

The life span of a Google query is less then 1/2 second, and involves quite a few steps before you see the most relevant results. This video explains how it all works. View...


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Featured this month ...

Read a first-hand account of the recent World Youth Day at Child Protection

Learn about Caribbean immigrants to the U.S. at Immigration Resources

Find out how an African slave helped save generations from smallpox at Health & Wellness

Find out what events education grant recipients are attending at On the Trail

Learn about the latest edition of USC SVD Handbook for Visa Holders at Immigration Alerts

Summer is coming fast. Make your plans. Listings for upcoming events can be found at Datebook Plus

Moving ahead ...

March 17, 2019
St. Patrick's Day
In North America, a note about this traditional religious holiday (it's a memorial on the church calendar): It falls on a Sunday this year. If you're interested in other St. Patrick's Day facts read...

March 20, 2019
March Equinox
What is the March Equinox? It's the "time" when the day and night will be of almost equal duration in most time zones in the world. Here are 10 more facts about the March Equinox.

March 27, 2019
National joe day

Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe every year on March 27th, National Joe Day. Here's a few more ideas to help you observe the

March 14
national potato chip day

National Potato Chip Day is celebrated every year on March 14. Here are 10 fun facts about this crunchy snack that should make the day even more tasty. Potato Chip Facts...

April 1, 2019
National One Cent Day
Pennywise and dollar foolish, a penny for your thoughts, and penny candy all have a place in our memories. Here are some facts about the memorable currency. Read...

April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
The greatest of all Sundays, Easter ... Alleluia! For a brief overview on the meaning and liturgical norms for this most glorious Sunday, visit the USCCB website.

April 27 - May 18, 2019
CTU Biblical & Study Program
Experience the Holy Lands of the Bible unlike any other. Your guide will be Fr. vanThanh Nguyen, SVD. Details...

June 15, 2019
World Juggling Day
On June 15, thousands of people around the world will unite with one common passion—juggling! Visit the International Jugglers Association's website for video instructions on learning simple to more complex juggling tricks plus information on this year's Juggling Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on June 24-30. Visit...


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Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation
Society of the Divine Word   |   Chicago Province  |  1985 Waukegan Road  |  Techny, Illinois 60082  |  Tel: 847.272.2700