As Divine Word Missionaries we are today 6,500 in the world, working in the missionary vanguard of the Church in 60 countries , mainly in places where they do not know the Gospel or among the neediest communities. But, in a particular way, we have been present in the American continent for the last 120 years, evangelizing in a way very close to the daily realities of men and women of this land. Here 1,300 Divine Word Missionaries live and work in international and multicultural communities, sharing with peoples our charism and mission in 15 different countries throughout the continent.

Our Society has grown into a huge tree in whose shade hundreds of thousands of people find refuge in Argentina, Brazil (BRC - BRN - BRA - BRS), Bolivia, Canadá, Centroamerica, Colombia, Ecuador , USA (USC - USS - USW), Paraguay, Chile y México. To all these people we propose to transform this continent into a more just, fraternal and sharing society, into the Kingdom proclaimed by Jesus of Nazareth. We make this Zonal committee with full knowledge that it challenges us to continue our dialogue in the midst of our own tensions and conflicts and in the midst of the tensions and conflicts of cultures in which we live, in order to give witness to the values of the Reign of God here and now.

The eight-day visit in the province of PAR, well organized and planned, gave ample opportunity for Father General Heinz Kulüke to meet our confreres in their places of work and also spend quality time with our older confreres.

The new pastor, Fr. Briccio Tamoro SVD, was installed as the parish priest of All Souls Parish in San Francisco on November 1, 2015 by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone. The parochial vicar, Father Jerome Bai SVD, was ordained in May, and this is his first assignment.

General Councilor Gregory Pinto visited the province of PAR where he had the chance to visit our confreres in their places of work and mission. Here he offers a glimpse of that general visitation and especially his impressions.

It was a short visit to Venezuela (August 27-30) but Father General Heinz Kulüke gathered a lot of impressions from visiting our confreres in their places of work, meeting and sharing with parishioners and lay collaborators.

General Councilor Gregory Pinto visited the BRA Region, a mission both idyllic and challenging for the Divine Word Missionaries. He visited our confreres in their places of mission.

General Councilor Paulus Budi Kleden,SVD did the general visitation of the BRS province. He met with our confreres in their places of work, he also visited communities and specialized ministries. Here he shares some of his insights and reflections.

General Councilor Robert Kisala did the general visitation of the MEX province and the Cuba District. He met our confreres in their places of work; he also visited communities and specialized ministries. Here he shares some of his insights and reflections.

General Councilor Jose Antunes da Silva visited the province of BRN. He met with our confreres in their places of work and mission. Here are some of his impressions.