Following the example of Jesus, as Divine Word Missionaries, we make an option for the poor and the marginalized and commit ourselves to the Afro-Americans and the Indigenous. We establish dialogue with all who sincerely search for God, or who belong to different cultures, religions or ideologies. We wish to live our diverse socio-cultural realities in an attitude of 'Prophetic Dialogue', giving witness to the Word of God (Biblical Apostolate); working for Justice, Peace and the integrity of creation JPIC , stimulating the missionary vocation of all God’s People (Missionary awareness) and communicating the experience of encounter with the other person and with a God who is Father and Savior (Communication).

We give special emphasis to the Characteristic dimensions of the SVD Apostolate, that is: Missionary Awareness, Communications, Bible Apostolate, and the promotion of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. These dimensions are characteristic of our missionary work. We see dialogue as an act of solidarity, respect and love which should be present in all our activities (G.C. XV-2000 # 53). We respectfully appreciate the dignity of every person and of every people and culture. In solidarity with them, dialogue becomes prophetic when it is guided by listening to God's word which illuminates our everyday situations and highlights the injustices which exist in human society (In Dialogue with the Word Nº 2 - "Prophetic Dialogue" # 74).

 

In these days, there was a meme circulating where God and the devil appeared in a dialogue: “the devil said: I am happy because I succeeded to close all the churches. But God answered him: and I am very happy because I made every home a domestic Church!”

The Centro Biblico and Casa Central in Cochabamba housed important meetings that matter for the Region and assure the right direction for the different activities already being carried out and those planned for the future.

This September is a month of celebration for the Divine Word Missionaries worldwide. On September 8th we commemorate the 140 years of the Congregation of the Divine Word (SVD).

The first Biblical Workshop at provincial level, was held at the SVD Retreat House in Pikyry , Alto Paraná, on July 15-20. A total of 128 lay and pastoral ministers from 26 SVD parishes participated, accompanied by 12 confreres.

What have been the most read articles from our visitors? Also worth noticing what have been the most watched videos? We thank our readers and visitors for their interest in our missionary task.

On October 9, 2013 Susan O’Halloran and the Society of the Divine Word presented the second annual "Stories Connect Us All" the world’s firstever online storytelling festival to focus on building bridges between cultures. 

Cireneu Kuhn is a Divine Word missionary who is a filmmaker, searching always to emphasize the lives of many anonymous.

IN A WORD has begun its 30th year of publishing! Since our beginnings in 1983 our publication has reached out to people far and wide. Anything of importance for the African American Catholic community has been highlighted through articles and photos.