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  • VIVAT International, NGO in the U.N.

    Vivat International is a NGO founded by seven Catholic  missionary congregations to defend human rights, justice and peace inside the U.N.  This year, VIVAT made important contributions to the Sustainable Development Assembly (CDS) and this article attempts to help us to understand the scope of this new mission field that lies before us. Read More
  • Meeting of the MAVD Lay Missionaries with Fr. Heinz

    We were in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) with some of the coordinators of the Lay Missionaries of MAVD and we asked them what impressions they had got of Fr. General Heinz during his recent visit to Mexico? Read More
  • We view leadership as "a commitment to serve"

    In some provinces/regions and missions in the Society, for the triennium 2014-2017, new superiors and councilors are assuming their role of leadership for the first time. They are commissioned with the noble task to interact, dialogue and collaborate with the 6,000 SVD members working in 76 countries. Read More
  • Workshop for the New SVD Provincials

    The Workshop for the New Provincials of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) concluded this July 5, 2014 at the Mass celebrated by the Superior General, Fr. Heinz Kuluke SVD at the Centro Ad Gentes Chapel in Nemi, Italy. Read More
  • Indigenous Pastoral in Mexico

    The SVD in Mexico has recently taken the responsibility of a second parish in the Diocese of Chiapas. We asked Fr. Carlos Salcedo, SVD about the characteristics of this new mission and the SVD commitment in that region? Read More
  • Our new Zonal Coordinator

    Marcelo Cattanéo svd, is our new Zonal Coordinator PANAM and share with us his experience of the recent meeting of Provincials and Formators of the South & Andina subzones. We have also the agenda for the next Panam meetings. Read More
  • Waking Up the World

    To celebrate the religious vocation and to mark its importance for the church, Pope Francis has declared the year 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life, starting in November 21, 2014 and concluding on February 2, 2016. Read More
  • Minutes of the Meeting of PANAM Zonal Committee in Colombia

    In the city of Medellin, on the third day of November 2014, the PANAM Zonal Committee met. Fr. Emigdio, Superior Provincial of Colombia, welcomes our confreres. Read More
  • The African American Youth Bible

    A new youth Bible depicting Jesus as an African-American is now available. This Bible aims to make the Word of God more accessible to African-American youth. Read More
  • Living the Year of Consecrated Life as Divine Word Missionaries

    The following is a reflection of Fr. Herbert Scholz, the current Generalate Archivist. He shares from the perspective of someone who lived in big communities for the past 60 years. Read More
  • Our Mission in Europe: New Wine in New Wineskins

    The visitation of the twelve European provinces and a region was conducted between February and November 2014, with the general focus on “Sharing intercultural life and mission in Europe: Implementation of the Congregational Directions”. Following are some of the observations and reflections of the leadership team after the visitations. Read More
  • The excitement around the Chinese New Year

    In few American cities is Chinese New Year’s celebrated with the panache that it is in San Francisco, and Chinese Catholics and friends continued that tradition – the Catholic way – at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Our confrere, Peter Zhai, SVD, director of Chinese Ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, explains to us. Read More
  • SVD Mission in Maracaibo, Venezuela

    Brother Renato Parmagnani, SVD has been working for more than three years in Maracaibo particularly in the poorest communities of social support and justice. Read More
  • Kümelen: Creative formation for children and youth

    Kümelen, a Youth & Children's Center of the Holy Trinity Parish in Rafael Calzada (Buenos Aires-Argentina) was created and designed to meet the need for pastoral care of children and teenagers outside the framework of catechesis. It is led by couples and parents, most of them parishioners of our SVD parish. Read More
  • SANKOFA 2015

    Registrations are already coming in for SANKOFA 2015, the Lenten Day of Reflection that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Read More
  • A book on migration

    Edited by Fathers van Thanh Nguyen, SVD and John Prior, SVD, in Chicago-USC,  “God’s People on the Move” features essays that reflect upon migration and Immigration. Read More
  • Summer Missions in Jujuy, Argentina

    During the month of January 2015, several Youth groups developed their missionary activities in the province of Jujuy in Argentina. Read More
  • Summer Mission in Corrientes (Argentina)

    Driving the last stretch of 37 km. was a challenge: sandy road, full of holes full with water. Ñandúes, cows and horses, fields with ponds, invited us to contemplate the nature. On January 17, at 18 pm. and after a long journey we arrived at the chapel of San Rafael.  Read More
  • First Vows in Paraguay

    On January 6, 2015, nine young men made his first vows as Divine Word missionaries in the parish of San Juan Bautista, Asuncion, Paraguay. Read More
  • SVD Missionaries in the Copiapó valley

    Two young SVD seminarians, Delfor Nerenberg and Artemio Esquivel with their formator, Fr. Roberto Diaz, accompanied for two weeks the temporary rural workers coming to work in the grape in the valley of Copiapo. Read More
  • Post-modernism and initial SVD formation: challenges and opportunities

    Brother Alfonso Berger, SVD  would like to share with us the results of his academic work of post-graduation. The subject of his TCC is "Post-modernism and initial SVD formation: challenges and opportunities". Read More
  • Summer Course for Rondônia Young leaders

    Young lay leaders of the community of Santa Lucia; Rondônia participated in the 2015 Summer Course from January 6 to 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read More
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Carlos Vives and Toto La Momposina - The land of the forgotten

Palenque ... Land of escaped slaves. A hymn to the diversity of Colombia, calling for peace between the races. Playing for the change.com   A multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and change the world through music.    Contribution of Fernando Diaz svd, JPIC Coord.

Churches and Mining in Latin America (Trailer)

This video invites you to listen to the cry of Latin American communities affected by mining; promoting basic training and popular reflection; motivating the pastoral commitment of churches in defense of life and creation, which groans waiting for a new creation (in Portuguese).