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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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.

Spirituality | Charism

What's it like to Profess Vows?

Hoang Quang 'John John' Nguyen added 'SVD' to his name. Find out how he feels about achieving this milestone in his vocational journey.

In his own words

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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Community Living

One joy of life as a Divine Word Missionary is community life. Each group is intentionally formed to be inter-cultural and inter-generational.

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Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, explains the prayer life of a Divine Word Missionary

Is God whispering to you?

Fr. Paul Aquino, SVD was reluctant to answer a call from God

Growing up in the Philippines, Fr. Paul Aquino, SVD, enjoyed practicing his faith. So much so that he enrolled in a seminary program and earned a degree in Philosophy. Instead of following a straight line to ordination, his life took a few detours.

Meet Fr. Paul!

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

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