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  • SVD-SSpS Collaboration

    The Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit are currently having their 14th General Chapter in Steyl from 27 April to 31 May, 2014. Their theme is: Empowered by the Spirit Sharing the Good News Among Peoples, with the focus on Jesus’ mission as our mission. 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
  • Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

    The Ordinary General Assembly will formulate appropriate pastoral guidelines for care of the family in 2015. As SVDs, we need to understand the dynamics affecting families in our pastoral ministry (ad extra) and in our SVD community as a family (ad intra). 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
  • Father General on a visit to ECU

    Over a twelve day period from February 28 - March 12, 2014, our General Superior, Fr. Heinz Kulueke visited Ecuador, an SVD province blessed with enthusiastic young confreres. He visited several places where our confreres work, and met with them in their respective districts listening to their interests and concerns in their apostolate. Read More
  • Leadership workshop in Paraguay

    On May 12-15, 2014 the South Subzone of PANAM organized a workshop for provincial superiors, their respective councils and district superiors. 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
  • 125 Years of the SVD in Argentina

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first SVD to Argentina (1889-2014). Our confreres thank God for so many years planting the Word of God and would like to celebrate this event with their parishioners, educators and pastoral communities. Read More
  • New SVD Parish in the state of Chiapas ( MEX )

    The next June 12 , the Divine Word Missionaries assume this new parish of San José , located in Playas de Catazajá - in northern Chiapas. This parish has a population of 35,000 inhabitants, most of them from indigenous ' Ch'ol ' and mestizo roots. The new pastor, Fr. Carlos Salcedo SVD is assuming this new challenge. Read More
  • 2014 Priestly Ordinations in Techny, USC

    Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, SVD, bishop of Memphis, ordained three members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) on Saturday, May 24, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Techny, Ill. 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
  • Seven young men profess Vows as SVD Missionaries

    On Saturday, August 16, 2014 in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Techny, Illinois, seven young men professed theirs First Vows as Divine Word Missionaries. Read More
  • Anniversary of the Founding of the SVD

    On September 8, 1875 in Steyl, a small town in Netherland, St. Arnold Janssen founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Divine Word, which has today 6,500 missionaries in 70 different countries. Read More
  • Vocational promotion meeting in Monteria, Colombia

    The second vocational meeting took place this year in the parish of "Jesus Obrero" of  Monteria, from May 31 to June 2, 2014. Read More
  • Radio broadcasts program celebrates 55 years in Chile

    When Television broadcasts had begun in Chile and some people expected the decline of the radio, the radio broadcasts program "Peace and Love" aired for the first time. It was a Sunday, on September 6, 1959. Read More
  • Month of the Bible

    During the month of September, the Church pays special attention to the Word of God contained in the Bible. The first apostolic exhortation of Pope Francisco: "The Joy of the Gospel" contains valuable material to hold meetings around the Word of God. Read More
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USW Province Youth Encounter

The 2nd Annual SVD Youth Encounter was a great success. More than 600 young people participated in the event that was held at Riverside, California, on August 16.
This video clip offers a chance to see the participants and get a feel for the upbeat celebration of faith.

EJM 2014 in Chile

From October 24 to 26 will be held this year's Meeting of Young Missionaries (EJM). The event that gather together Youth delegations from the communities of the Divine Word Missionaries and Servants of the Holy Spirit, will be held in the Seminary of La Florida. This video shows images of the first EJM back in 2006 (in Spanish).