By witnessing to the Kingdom of God in a world deeply divided by different beliefs, social classes, cultures and religions, we Divine Word Missionaries ,in the spirit of Prophetic Dialogue, wish to build bridges with others with a view to overcoming the divisions that separate us from one another as well as from God. We take on the multicultural diversity of the distinctive faces of our continent: indigenous peoples, African descendents, migrants, mixed-racial, the youth, peasants and refugees and following a simple life-style, we proclaim to them the Word made flesh, present in our humanity. We consider these peoples not as recipients of our missionary action but rather as partnersin the dialogue (In Dialogue with the Word Nº 2 - # 13) Those faces invite us to take up the challenge of evangelization in cooperation with the local Churches. We express a particular interest in our lay collaborators, in whom we see the future of the Church. We are committed to sharing our charism and mission with them. We are present in many schools and universities, accompanying the youth in their growth and development, by means of educational pastoral ministry and a truly Christian education. In youth apostolate, we emphasize missionary awareness and vocational promotion.

 

On October 16-18, 2015 we thanked God for the many blessings received throughout the twenty-five years of service of the Mission & Bible Aostolate Center, in particular the services of the Divine Word Bible Center for the Church in Ecuador and Latin American.

“There is no better present than the Word of God” , said Marcelo Cattaneo, Coordinator of the Pan American Zone (PANAM) thanking the Edition House Verbo Divino of Spain for the gift of this new Bible to each of the participants of the Assembly of Dimensions Coordinators of the congregation gathered in a meeting from February 17 to 23, 2016 in Quito (Ecuador).

My heart is missionary: Elizabeth Zavala shares her experience as Lay Divine Word Missionary

The biblical dimension in the province of ECU is promoted by six biblical teams whose membership comes from the SVD, SSpS, other priests and religious. They play active roles in the biblical animation of the province.

Twelve PANAM Coordinators for Communications attended the workshop for the Characteristic Dimensions held in Quito. In the course of the workshop the coordinators had the opportunity to meet among themselves to share their activities, challenges and prospects for the future.

The Chicago Province offered two regional Parish Prophetic Dialogue workshops during April 2016. Each one-day program focused on evangelization with our lay partners.

Our confrere Fernando Diaz SVD, the JUPIC Coordinator of Chile and the PANAM zone as well, was one of the signatories of the Declaration of the members of religious orders and priests working in Mapuche territory.

The goal, as in any competition, is to win: but they aim higher with their teams. They seek victory but looking at the sky.