SVD

13/08/2016 10:56

Father Patrick Fincutter, 1928-2016

Aviator and communicator fostered connections in Papua New Guinea Father Patrick Fincutter SVD, a longtime missionary in Papua New Guinea, died suddenly at Techny on July 19. Over the course of 40 years, Father Fincutter, 88, served the people of the world’s second largest island nation as...

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14/06/2015 09:43

Pedals and nets

A Divine Word Missionary's first year as a priest in Papua New Guinea By Father Michal Tomaszewski SVD The first year of my priesthood and my return to Papua New Guinea is over. I was here before as a seminarian from 2007 to 2009. In 2011, I spent the first six months of my priestly missionary...

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14/06/2015 09:41

Michal Tomaszewski, SVD

Seminarian Michal Tomaszewski, SVD was born in Bytom, Poland. He comes from a small family of four, having one older sister. Michal entered seminary formation in Poland in 2001 and professed First Vows as a Divine Word Missionary on September 29, 2002. He came to the United States to...

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08/02/2015 14:47

Fr. Jozef Roszynski, SVD

Jozef Roszynski was born on the 18th August 1962 at Nidzica in Poland to Jan and Irmgard. From 1st September 1969 till 25th June 1977 he attended community school at Napiwoda. From 3rd September 1977 till 21st May 1981 he attended the TechnicalHigh School, which he finished with the matriculation...

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02/11/2014 10:01

SVD PNG province burial sites

Alexishafen cemetery Kuyk Nicolaus van, Br. Wenzeslaus (38)      (+1910) Scharfenberger Gulielmus, Fr. (34)               (+1912) Altegoer Theodor, Br. Odoricus (55) ...

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10/04/2014 08:49

Fr. Eberhard Limbrock, leader of the first SVD mission in New Guinea

By Patrick Matbob January 2001 Fr Eberhard Limbrock was born in Ahlen in Westphalia in Germany in 1859. He studied the Blacksmith's trade for three years then decided to become a priest. As a deacon he was sent to China in 1883 and became the director of the seminary in South Shantung and taught...

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10/04/2014 08:40

Fr. Joe Bison - 50 Golden Years

 In the days and months leading up to the celebration of my 50th anniversary of Ordination in February, 2013, the words and melody of an old song kept coming back to my memory. It was from a movie called Student Prince that was popular around 1950. The movie was about the son of a king leaving...

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10/04/2014 08:37

Fr. Jozef Maciolek

Jozef Maciolek was born on the 26th of March 1955 in Szamocin, Poland second last child in the family of seven. From early age he was an altar boy at the home parish. He attended Primary school in Szamocin and High School in Chodziez. During high school years he developed skills in photography (set...

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10/04/2014 08:36

Star of Melanesia - Fr. Dario Monegatti

On Thursday, the 18th of April 2013 at the Government House, Konedobu in Port Moresby at 2pm the ceremony of investiture of honors took place. Bp. Francesco Sarego received from the hands of Governor General Sir Michael Ogio the Order of the Star of Melanesia for Fr. Dario Monegatti for service to...

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10/04/2014 08:34

Fr Frans Cruijsberg SVD

Born:8-6-1939 in the hospital in Horst in the Province Limburg-Netherlands -Kindergarden  for several years in Tienray-Limburg-NLD -Elementary school in Tienray-Limburg-NLD -Primary school in Swolgen-Limburg till grade 7 -Secondary school in the SVD Missiehouse in Teteringen and then in Deurne...

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