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  • Preparation for the 2nd Zonal Workshop Dimensions SVD

    Preparation for the 2nd Zonal Workshop Dimensions SVD

    The zonal coordinator, Fr. Marcelo Cattaneo, puts forward the bibliography to prepare the zonal workshop on Characteristic Dimensions to be held in Quito on February 18 to 23, 2016.  Enjoy your reading and reflection. Read More
  • Preparing for the XVIII General Chapter in 2018

    Preparing for the XVIII General Chapter in 2018

    The Love of Christ Impels Us (2 Cor 5:14): Rooted in the Word, Committed to His Mission. Read More
  • II Workshop on SVD Dimensions in Quito

    II Workshop on SVD Dimensions in Quito

    This meeting that brought together representatives of the SVD characteristic dimensions at the Americas finished this week. The event took place in Quito, Ecuador, from February 18 to 23 and gathered 70 Divine Word Missionaries. Read More
  • Highlighting JPIC matters in the PANAM Zone

    Highlighting JPIC matters in the PANAM Zone

    Fr. Daisuke Narui, the General Coordinator of JPIC shares his impressions on the PANAM Zonal commitments. Read More
  • The contours of being Mission Secretaries in the PANAM ZONE

    The contours of being Mission Secretaries in the PANAM ZONE

    The mission secretaries have three main tasks: mission animation, taking care of the missionaries working abroad and collecting funds for missions. In PANAM, among the sixteen mission secretaries, five of them work full time and the rest are part-time, havingother responsibilities. Read More
  • On the pulse of the Biblical Apostolate in the PANAM zone

    On the pulse of the Biblical Apostolate in the PANAM zone

    Fr. Marek Vanus SVD, the General Coordinator of Biblical Apostolate, shares his thoughts and impressions on the Biblical Apostolate in the PANAM Zone. Read More
  • Interculturality: Looking Below the Surface

    Interculturality: Looking Below the Surface

    The image of an iceberg is often used to illustrate how much of cultures, contexts, and life situations are below the surface—that is, about 90%. Sincere attempts to acknowledge, understand, appreciate and bridge the differences among nationalities, ethnicities, “races”, generations, genders, personalities, and economic/social classes requires looking under the “water level”. Read More
  •  A Church of Mercy

    A Church of Mercy

    Mark Weber, General Secretary for Formation and Education, shares with us a reflexion about how to live the Jubilee Year of Mercy as Divine Word Missionaries. Read More
  • Intercultural living: a challenge within a challenge

    Intercultural living: a challenge within a challenge

    Joachim Andrade arrived from India to BRS Province 24 years ago. These years of missionary presence in this fifth most populous nation on earth, is for him a privilege, resting on a platform of experiences, missionary exposures and contacts with a pluralistic and multicultural society. Read More
  • Communicating the Word in PANAM Zone

    Communicating the Word in PANAM Zone

    Twelve PANAM Coordinators for Communications attended the workshop for the Characteristic Dimensions held in Quito. In the course of the workshop the coordinators had the opportunity to meet among themselves to share their activities, challenges and prospects for the future. Read More
  • Prophetic Dialogue Workshops in USC

    Prophetic Dialogue Workshops in USC

    The Chicago Province offered two regional Parish Prophetic Dialogue workshops during April 2016. Each one-day program focused on evangelization with our lay partners. Read More
  • SVD Missionaries arrive to Bahia Negra, Paraguay

    SVD Missionaries arrive to Bahia Negra, Paraguay

    On March 17, 2015  three SVD confreres, namely Huan Van Nguyen and Lan Tu Luong from Vietnam and USC, with Martinus Bisu from Indonesia, officially moved to their new assignment in Bahia Negra, belonging to the Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco. Read More
  • Meeting of SVD Parishes in Bolivia

    Meeting of SVD Parishes in Bolivia

    Representatives of the SVD-run parishes in the Region of Bolivia participated in their annual meeting last January 12-13, 2016. Read More
  • A Chilean Brother leaving everything and starting all over again

    A Chilean Brother leaving everything and starting all over again

    Bro. Carlos Ferrada Montero is a Chilean currently working in Loreto, Agusan del Sur on the island of Mindanao. The following are Bro. Carlos’ thoughts and reflections on his missionary experience. Read More
  • Welcome to a New Vocation Director

    Welcome to a New Vocation Director

    At the age of 24, and without being able to speak a word of English, Fr. Jesus Mata Martinez, SVD, arrived at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa not knowing what he was getting into. In fact, he thought DWC was a monastery, where he would need to take a vow of silence—not the best fit for a person with an outgoing personality. Read More
  • Looking through my CTP experiences

    Looking through my CTP experiences

    Jairo Godinho Guimarães, a Brother in temporary vows from the BRC, recently concluded his Cross Cultural Training Program (CTP) and returned to Brazil. Read More
  • Eli Zavala, Mexican lay missionary (MAVD)

    Eli Zavala, Mexican lay missionary (MAVD)

    Eli Zavala, Lay missionary from MAVD of Mexico shared with other lay people of the Panam zone, experiences of the SVD dimensions in the II Inter-Dimensional Workshop in Quito, Ecuador. Read More
  • Lay collaborators of the Divine Word

    Lay collaborators of the Divine Word

    Lay collaborators of our congregation were invited to the Workshop on SVD Dimensions for sharing with us their missionary experience. They were: Luis from Brazil; Raul from Argentina; Eli from Mexico; Alcira from Ecuador and Augusto from USA. Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your testimony! Read More
  • Working-class parish builds ‘miracle’ church in Riverside

    Working-class parish builds ‘miracle’ church in Riverside

    The recipe for building the largest Catholic church in Riverside County was prepared in the kitchens of dozens of Latino families in a working-class Riverside neighborhood (USW). Read More
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The Quilombolas of Oriximiná in 1994

A document on the work of the SVD and our confrere Jose Cortes with the Quilombolas of Oriximiná in 1984 (Amazon region).

Dimension of Communication - SVD Argentina (ARS)

Dimension of Communication - SVD Argentina (ARS)