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.

Gustavo Aguilera who is an SVD missionary in the Philippines, is actually on vacation visiting his family in Argentina and leaves some impressions of his pastoral experience in the Asian country.

Fr. General Heinz Kulueke visited the SVD Cuba Mission on February 14-15, 2014. The two day visit included meeting our confreres, visiting their places of work and meeting with the local people, lay leaders and youth.

It was an eleven day trip for Fr. General to visit the Province of Colombia in last February 2014. His days were spent meeting our confreres in their places of work including their counterparts, as well as lay leaders, youth and children parishioners.

Brother Juan Daton, SVD, missionary in Bolivia and coordinator for Mission Animation there, shares with us some of his activities during this year and some proposals from his own experience.

Sacred Heart Church in Greenville, Mississippi celebrated 100 years on August 31, 2013. This historical Church that is located in the Mississippi Delta was the birthplace of the first seminary for African American Catholic men in USA.​

Traveling a total of more than 3,100 km by car in eight days, visiting confreres, meeting parishioners, leaders and young people in parishes, Fr. Superior General shares with us selected glimpses of this visit.​

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.

Get ready for an adventure. Recent participants report that there are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and others just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference.​