Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) is an international catholic community of religious missionaries, brothers and priests , all with a common calling from Jesus to announce the Good News to all nations, preferably in those places where the Gospel is still unknown or where the local church is not yet viable.

Our Society was founded by Saint Arnold Janssen ,on Sept. 8th, 1875 in the small Dutch town of Steyl ,a short distance from the German border. Today we are 6,500 missionaries located in 70 different countries, distributed in four main mission zones: AFRAM (Africa), ASPAC (Asia-Pacific), EUROPE and PANAM (Americas and the Caribbean). The “Pan-American Zone” or “PANAM Zone” encompass all our missionaries and lay collaborators who live and work in the Americas. The images, articles and videos of this Website seek to portray the life and activities of the Divine Word Missionaries in the Americas. Our teacher is Jesus, the Incarnate Word, who pitched his tent among us and took our humanity. His Life is our life. His mission is our mission.

Fr. Superior General Heinz Kulueke visited the Province of Mexico from January 31 until February 16. The various parishes, houses of formation, basic Christian communities and lay groups were points of encounter and sharing for Fr. General. He also visited the District of Cuba.

The SVD Provincials from throughout the Americas gathered from March 26 – April 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2014 PANAM Zone Assembly.

During this year of the jubilee, there were numerous activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the SVD presence as a province, but the culmination of this process took place on this last Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Cathedral of San Bernardino.

The new Provincial Councils recently elected in Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia, met in Bogotá in early February to train themselves for their new job, planning their common activities in the Andean subzone.

This web site that bears the name " Witnessing to the Word ", expects to evangelize the cyberspace through images, videos and articles from the SVD missions in the world.

We know well that the Sunday liturgy with its homily is meant to be food for the faithful. Let our preaching be inspired and warmed by love!

During the recent Workshop on Characteristics Dimensions in Ecuador, our confreres developed this summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the dimensions in the PANAM zone.

A good news: the SVD General Chapter has elected: Fr. Heinz Kulüke as XI Superior General of our Congregation.