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.

The Chapter Statement expounds upon the theme of the chapter in three sections: (I) The Love of Christ Impels Us: Experience of Love; (II) Rooted in the Word: Discernment; and (III) Committed to His Mission: Witnessing to Renewal and Transformation.

“I remember that great holy bishop they had, hopefully, we can see him on the altars,” said Pope Francis, reflecting on the first bishop of Quilmes with the Argentine prelates in Rome for their ad limina visit.

The Holy Father Francisco appointed Father José Luis Corral SVD, Cordovan of 50 years, coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Añatuya, in the province of Santiago del Estero.

This was the letter of the new USW provincial, Fr Jon Kirby at the beginning of the visitations of the SVD Districts in last september.

This meeting that brought together representatives of the SVD characteristic dimensions at the Americas finished this week. The event took place in Quito, Ecuador, from February 18 to 23 and gathered 70 Divine Word Missionaries.

On July 4, 2018, the capitulars of the Congregation of the Divine Word (SVD), gathered at the Ad Gentes Center in Nemi, Italy, for the 18th General Chapter, elected Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, SVD as the XII General Superior of the Congregation of the Divine Word.

The Love of Christ Impels Us (2 Cor 5:14): Rooted in the Word, Committed to His Mission.

The zonal coordinator, Fr. Marcelo Cattaneo, puts forward the bibliography to prepare the zonal workshop on Characteristic Dimensions to be held in Quito on February 18 to 23, 2016.  Enjoy your reading and reflection.