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.

A Chinese newspaper appreciates the ministry of Fr. Han of helping people to find a happier life.

The Provincial of COL, Fr. Emigdio Cuesta Pino informed the General Council that the Provincial Administration has come to a decision to end their mission in San Isidro Parish in the city of Maracaibo.

On Mission Sunday, last October 28, 2018, members from the six parishes we serve gathered to celebrate 25 years of the encounter of the Divine Word Missionaries with the people of Jamaica.

John Denver got it right when he described West Virginia as “almost heaven” in his song, “Country Roads” and it really is.

Father Jean-Paul Komi Sikpe, SVD and Brother Simao Pedro de Souza Rego, SVD arrived in Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana in October 2018 to establish a new mission there.

The thought of spending years on a tropical island in the Caribbean may sound like a dream come true. Long, sunny days spent sipping fruity drinks out of a coconut shell as the ocean waves lap at the soft, sandy beaches – it sounds like paradise.

As in every other year, Ministerio Biblico Verbo Divino (MBVD) had a significant presence at the Los Angeles (LA) Religious Education Congress, Anaheim, held last February 20-23, before the pandemic of the COVIT-19.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first Divine Word Missionaries in Brazil.