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Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province
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St. Arnold Janssen Our Founder

Fr. Arnold Janssen was a German diocesan priest, born at Goch, on November 5, 1837. As a young student at the University of Bonn, he distinguished himself by winning a competition through an essay on a botanical subject. His brilliance qualified him for professorship at the age of 22.

St. Joseph Freinademetz First Missionary

Joseph was born on April 15, 1852, the fourth child of Giovanmattia and Anna Maria Freinademetz. The family eked out a living on their poor and small farm as did their neighbors.

New General Superior of our Society

On July 4, 2018, the capitulars of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) gathered at the Centro Ad Gentes in Nemi, Italy, for the 18th General Chapter, elected Fr. PAULUS BUDI KLEDEN, SVD as the 12th Superior General of the Society of the Divine Word.

First SVD Parish in Davao

For the first time, the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) already have their parish in the Davao region. Fr. Rodrigo “Diggs” Salac, SVD was assigned as the new cura of the Sta. Cruz Parish in Talicud Island of the Island Garden City of Samal.

Pope Francis met members of SVD participating in their General Chapter

Pope Francis on June 22 met members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) participating in their General Chapter near Rome.

Daily Readings

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass during the Day
 
Reading 1: RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB
Psalm: PS 45:10, 11, 12, 16
Reading 2: 1 COR 15:20-27
Gospel: LK 1:39-56
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The goal of the Incarnation is our union with God in Christ who was born today. The Christ Child is the gift of Divine Love of the Most Holy Trinity to us all. St. Arnold Janssen

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