Divine Word Missionaries

The road to becoming a Divine Word Missionary is a challenging, yet joyful one that includes education, formation, prayer and cross-cultural training. Here are the steps you’ll take on your journey.

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Mission Experience Jamaica

Want to know what it's like to be a missionary? Travel to Jamaica and work side by side with SVD members - May 21-29, 2017.

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Is God Calling You?

How do I know for sure if God is calling me to religious life as a priest or brother? The answer to this question is not easy, but here are six things that may help.

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Charism and Spirituality

As missionaries, members live out God’s call to follow in His footsteps, exemplifying His life, as His disciples.

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Who We Are

Divine Word Missionaries preach the Gospel and share the Word of God by living, working, teaching, and sharing with others in many areas of global ministry. We are the largest international missionary congregation in the Catholic Church. Our mission is "a giving of ourselves to others."


Is God Calling You

Feeling called to vowed religious life? We are here to help you figure it all out and walk with you on an amazing journey.

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Come and See

There's no better way to get to know us than to come and see for yourself! Visit an SVD formation house and get a taste of life as an SVD candidate.

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Mission Experience - Jamaica!

Join SVD priests and brothers on a mission trip to Jamaica! Be immersed in ministry and provide assistance to the the island's poor.

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Bishop Terry Steib SVD and Saint Pope John Paul II

ordained in 1967, he served 32 years as a bishop

Reflecting on 50th anniversary of priesthood

Bishop Terry Steib, SVD, recently retired from his post as leader of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee. As he looks back on his life as a priest, he says his appointments were not what he would have chosen, but he learned to bloom where he was planted.

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We'd Love to Hear From You

His mission is Our mission...Is it Yours? Let’s find out together!

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