The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) was founded by St. Arnold Janssen on September 8, 1875 in Steyl, a small village in Holland, just across the German border. The members of the society are called the missionaries of the Divine Word and are commonly known as SVDs. “God’s loving grace has gathered us from various peoples and continents into a religious missionary community dedicated to the Divine Word and named after him the Society of the Divine Word” (Prologue of the SVD Constitutions). The members are also known as Styler Missionaries. From the humble beginning the Society of the Divine Word has proliferated and today there are more than 6000 members from different countries spreading the Good News in more than 84 countries in all five continents.
OUR SPECIALIZATION AND CHARISM
- Primary Evangelization
- Health care
- Biblical Pastoral Ministry
- Mass Media Communication
- Socio-Economic Development
- Ministry to the migrants, street children and differently abled children and more….
- Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation