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The SVD is an international religious missionary community with more than 6,000 members including those who are in temporary vows. It was founded by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Holland on September 8, 1875. We are INTERNATIONAL. The SVD is a modern congregation counting among its number men from 65 different countries. In any country we are present, members from different nations work together. We are MISSIONARY. Primary evangelization is our priority. We go to places where the Gospel has not yet been heard or least known. We are RELIGIOUS. We take the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obidience; and we live in community. Most SVDs are PRIESTS, some are BROTHERS. Together they form a missionary team.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Whether it's the swimming pool or the basketball court...

Whether its the centuries-old trees or the picturesque edifices...

Whether you were awed by the beautiful stained glass or inspired by the life story of a friend who happens to be a seminarian, a missionary priest or brother...

It's certainly an invitation from God.
Never doubt your calling. Never delay your response.
Join the Society of the Divine Word.

1 comment:

George's calling said...

Do you have late vocation for 50+ years old contemplating on becoming a priest?