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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SVDs meet with Pope Francis

Participants of the SVD 18th General Chapter attend a papal audience.

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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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A 6th grade vocation

Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, shared his vocation story with over 100 sixth graders during the annual Vocation Day at Divine Word College. Learn more about this successful event.

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18th General Chapter Papal Audience

Pope Francis met with 155 participants of the order's General Chapter. The Holy Father encouraged the SVD to continue their important mission.

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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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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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Arnold Janssen Mission Foundation

Unique Learning system in Philippines

Divine Word Missionaries bring young people to God through education

Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD, spearheads an alternative learning system for illiterate and indigenous Filipinos to provide education based on faith, Gospel living and the Church.

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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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