• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    Mk 16:15

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation.
    Mk 16:15

  • Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    1 Cor 12:4

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    Jn 1:14

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Col 3:16

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí
    若 1:14

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    1 Kor 12:4

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu

Where we are

centralaustralia 150The Divine Word Missionaries have answered a call from the Bishop of Darwin to live, work and minister with the communities of Central Australia. This includes in a special way the indigenous peoples of Central Australia, as well as the people of many different cultures and backgrounds who have settled in Alice Springs and surrounds.

For more than a decade now, the SVD have enjoyed the pastoral care of the communities of Our Lady of Sacred Heart Parish Alice Springs and the Santa Teresa Parish, about 90km outside Alice Springs.

melbourne 150The Divine Word Missionaries are engaged in a range of ministries in Melbourne, including the formation of SVD missionaries at Dorish Maru College, the pastoral care of the Parish of Sacred Heart, Preston, and the fostering of spirituality at the Janssen Spirituality Centre, Boronia. Recently, the SVD community began to welcome asylum seekers to the Janssen Spirituality Centre. The asylum seekers live at the Centre in community detention while their claims are being processed. They are cared for pastorally and assisting with skills and training.

queensland 150Divine Word Missionaries are present in the Brisbane Archdiocese and the Rockhampton Diocese in Queensland.

Most are actively involved in pastoral work, either in parishes or, for the retired members, in helping out with Masses, giving retreats, spiritual direction, mental health ministry, chaplaincy and prayer formation for adults.

sydney 150The Administrative Centre of the Australian Province of the Divine Word Missionaries is located at Marsfield in Sydney and, apart from their administrative work, the confreres based there are involved in a range of ministries and activities. In addition, SVD missionaries have the pastoral care of the Macquarie Hills parish on Sydney’s southern outskirts, in the Wollongong Diocese.

thailand 150The Australian Province of the Society of the Divine Word reaches across to Thailand, where our members work with poor and marginalized communities in a range of areas, including parish work, teaching, and care for children and adults living with AIDs.

wellington 150There are three Divine Word Missionaries based in and around Wellington, New Zealand, engaged in a variety of ministries.

Fr Marlon Maylon SVD has been appointed to the New Zealand district to work with Fr Albano Da Costa SVD and the Archdiocese of Wellington as part of a new expression of collaborative ministry. Fr Bernard Espiritu SVD has been appointed by the Vatican as the National Director of Missionz – the Pontifical Mission Societies in New Zealand.