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Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

SVD Philippines

In the Philippines, the Divine Word Missionaries arrived in Bangued, Abra in 1909. Today, it is evident that the missionary grains planted by Saint Arnold on the Philippine soil are now bearing hundreds of fruits. Now, there are more than 500 Filipino SVDs and around 140 of them are doing missionary works abroad.

In the Philippines, the SVD has three ecclesiastical provinces:
The Philippine North (PHN)
PHN
that comprises mission from Pangasinan to Aparri,
The Philippine Central (PHC)
PHN
that covers Tarlac, Metro Manila, Mindoro, Bicol Region and Palawan, and
The Philippine South (PHS)
PHN
which is present in the Visayas and Mindanao islands.

Daily Readings

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist – Mass during the Day
 
Reading 1: IS 49:1-6
Psalm: PS 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15
Reading 2: ACTS 13:22-26
Alleluia: SEE LK 1:76
Gospel: LK 1:57-66, 80
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It is important, especially in new undertakings, to keep in mind what is God\'s Holy Will. This guards from unrest when facing difficulties with higher superiors. God wills that we do everything in true discernment, not in hastiness and false cleverness. St. Arnold Janssen

The world is our parish
SVD Activities in the World


It is important, especially in new undertakings, to keep in mind what is God\'s Holy Will. This guards from unrest when facing difficulties with higher superiors. God wills that we do everything in true discernment, not in hastiness and false cleverness. St. Arnold Janssen