An SVD Brother is a religious called to put the Gospel into action through his daily work. His specific vocation is to be a "testimony" of the Gospel being committed to the Mission through his profession and skills. Making a summary of their meaningful contribution of the SVD Brothers to the life and mission of the Society, we could point out the following:
• Brothers remind the church in general and the Society in particular of our complementarity in mission. We are Brothers and Priests.
• Brothers by their life and work play a prophetic role in the Society and in the church. They remind us all of the common dignity and fundamental Brotherhood of Christians: “you are all Brothers” (Matt 23, 8).
• They keep alive the sense of authentic communion in our communities and our unity in diversity, which is expressed by their being consecrated laymen (c. 104).
• We should keep in mind that Brothers make a great contribution to mission - through their professional work, social services and pastoral ministry. Being laymen, Brothers should be able to reach out to the laity and the contemporary world.
• In addition, due to their different services and professions, Brothers contribute also to the self-reliance of the Society and keep its members aware of this issue. Also, in many SVD communities Brothers stand out because of their sense of welcoming, their participation in community life, and their spirit of prayer.
These are some good reasons to promote Brotherhood in the life and mission of our Society.

Brother Bela Lanyi was born on July 25, 1959, in Budapest. Before joining SVD, Brother Bela studied architecture in Budapest, where he obtained a Master's degree in architecture. He was a construction consultant in Moscow, before entering religious life.

It is known that there are very few religious vocations in Europe. Today we want to introduce you to Brother Emanuel Huemer, Austrian, 35 years old who made his first vows in the SVD on September 29, 2018 in the imposing SVD "San Gabriel" church near Vienna.

Brother Sebastião Da Silva is Brazilian, and after his first years of formation in the SVD in Brazil, he had the opportunity to have a missionary experience in the Southern Philippines (PHS).

Bro. Jairo Godinho Guimarães, SVD currently is a lawyer who ministers in Brazil in defense of the people of the Amazon.

Brother Jonathan Garcia SVD is Colombian, from the city of Bucaramanga.

Every May, we celebrate the brotherhood vocation. We are happy to spotlight another story this month about Bro. Wayne Till, SVD, both from Bellevue, Iowa.

Every May, we celebrate the brotherhood vocation; and May 1st is Religious Brothers Day in the USA. We are happy to spotlight two stories this month about Bro. Larry Kieffer, SVD and Bro. Wayne Till, SVD, both from Bellevue, Iowa.

The first Panam Zonal on the SVD Brother met at the SVD Center in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 21st of February 2018. The weekʼs intensive discussion (in at least three languages Portuguese, Spanish and English) related to the SVD Brother in todayʼs SVD world.