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Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Four Characteristic Dimension

The saying, "a finger cannot open a peanut,” is practically true. The message of this dictum is very simple cooperation! So too with our apostolate, we cooperate and coordinate. To facilitate harmoniously and effectively the tasks of each member, the SVD-PHS has chosen four coordinators for Communication, Mission Animation, Justice and Peace and Bible Apostolate. The team is expected to work in collaboration with the provincial superior in implementing the realignment program of the province.



Bible plays a very important role in the life of a Divine Word Missionary. He is not only to live with it but also to communicate the living Word. A confrere is assigned to animate bible seminars and the like using the available means of communication. As of now the life-giving words of the bible are shared through seminars, radio programs and publications.

Mission Animation

The SVD-PHS organizes spiritual, physical and material assistance to Filipino SVD missionaries working around the globe. In this connection, a confrere animates groups and encourages partners to pray, to raise funds and find benefactors and supporters for the mission.


In Cebu City, we have a Social Communications Center and two radio stations (DYRF-AM and DYDW-FM). In Tacloban City, we have another radio station (DYDW-AM). In Ormoc City, a newly launched radio station is now on air (DYAJ-FM). A confrere coordinates the entire social communications apostolate of the province.

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

A confrere is assigned full-time as provincial coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) concerns. He has to establish contacts and inform dialogue partners in SVD communities and districts regarding social development projects and the promotion of justice and peace.

Daily Readings

Reading 1 JOS 24:14-29
: Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,and addressed them, saying:“Fear the LORD and serve him completely and sincerely.Cast out the gods your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt,and serve the LORD.If it does not please you to serve the LORD,decide today whom you will serve,the gods your fathers served beyond the Riveror the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling.As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
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Let us pray that no matter what happens in this world, our eternity may be a happy one. St. Joseph Freinademetz

The world is our parish
SVD Activities in the World

Let us pray that no matter what happens in this world, our eternity may be a happy one. St. Joseph Freinademetz