Documentary Video made by Alfons Müller, SVD and Bana Ngayime ( Divine Word Missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
"I'm back after a journey of many surprises and tiredness. I went with a catechist to a place where we do not have communities but we were there to see the chances to start one.
In Vienna, Fr. Franz Helm talks with enthusiasm about a new form of prayer: called the Guerrilla Prayer. This way of praying was inspired in the context of guerrilla activities.
Christians are a minority in Chad. Islam is pressing southwards and the danger of misunderstandings and conflicts between different religious and ethnic groups are present. The presence of the Divine Word Missionaries has been an instrument of dialogue and bridge-building among the various groups.
Heinz Kulüke: Currently the Superior General of the Divine Word Missionaries; before he was a Professor of Philosophy and a garbage hunter, together with the marginalized children of Cebu, in the southern part of the Philippines.
Imagine a typical African village. A village named Kpowé is of that nature, which is in the northern part of Togo. The nearest small town is some 10 km away. The source of water for people in this village is the Binah river, which runs 6 km away from the village. In summer, men dig small holes here and there in the river, and the women folk wait until water appears.
“Janvikas Society” is an NGO based in Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It was started in the year 2001 as an organ for social action in Indore by the India Central Province of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).
Santa Cruz! Finally, we make it to hogar (orphanage). I think it’s about 1.30 am, middle of the night. The climate is hard. Very hot, tropical air surrounds us. I can’t fall asleep. I am a classic winter being, can’t stand high temperatures. I go to my room, lie down on my bed with a glimpse of hope, that maybe somehow will manage to catch some sleep. But there’s another problem.
It is 6:30 in the Beno Mission, located about 70 km from the city of Bandundu, on the banks of the Kwilu River, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Among the trees, you can see the first rays of the sun. It is a sign that life is beginning in the Beno countryside. The marathon day of the "jungle missionary" is also started, as Fr. Kornelius, originally from Indonesia, is called here.
It was the dream of the Church in Asia to have a radio of their own to proclaim the Goodnews of Jesus to all Asian counties, which was realized when 100 bishops from Asia and Australia gathered at Manila in 1958. Their proposal to start a radio was approved by Pope John XXIII. But to start, the project had to face many hurdles including huge finances. By God’s grace many church organizations came forward to help and thus on 11th april, 1969 through short wave technic, the first broadcasting of Radio Veritas Asia took place in Manila, the capital of Philippines.
If it is not communicated, then it does not exist: Read more here
The 8th of September 2010 was a memorable day in the history of the Paraguayan province of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), not only for the centenary celebration of missionary presence in Guarani land, but also for the commencement of a Radio communication project.
By: Bob M´landu/Bana Ngayime.
The Arnold Janssen festival is a music competition organized every year in honour of St. Arnold Janssen, the founder of the Divine Word Missionaries. It is aim is to promote the local culture and to make the congregation of the Divine Word known in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Team of the program TV mass in the family
By: P. Aureenhor Ian Nercua, SVD. The TV MASS IN THE FAMILY project was launched on the 11th July 2015 at St. Cayetano parish in the city of Palpalá of the province of Jujuy, Argentina. During the launch the Holy Mass was celebrated by bishop, Monsignor Cesar Daniel Fernández.
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Video about the Divine Word Missionaries Emergency Assistance programs to the nediest during the time of Covid-19.
The SVD and SSPS in Habana work together to run a feeding program for aged, “Dinning for the aged”. This project offers a plate of food at lunchtime to about 50 aged persons. These people come to our parish not only to get their warm plate of food but also spiritual nourishment.
The group of volunteers headed by Father Arlindo Dias, SVD from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in San Pablo (Brazil), brings food to the homeless in the southern part of the city. Please, check the video: https://globoplay.globo.com/v/8494004
The participants take to heart the Pact of Catacombs as a guiding force in the mission of the Church to this day.
"Naturally and inescapably, the poor set the Church face to face with the Gospel". (Jon Sobrino)
Jon Sobrino speaks about the Pact.