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The Australian Province of the SVD

svdconfreres-sydneyprovincialassemblyThe Australian Province of the Divine Word Missionaries encompasses Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.

Our community is comprised of about 90 men, including priests, brothers, and novices in formation, from 19 different nationalities.

“Like John the Baptist, we the Divine Word Missionaries of AUS Province seek to discover the light which is already shining among the people we are working with and to give witness to it. We do this in union with Jesus, the Word made flesh (Jn 1:14) who came not to crush the smouldering wick but to make it burn brighter.

The Spirit of the Land of Smiles, the Land of the Long White Cloud and the Wide, Brown Land of drought and flooding rains calls us:

    • To give witness in multicultural cities and remote communities,
    • To collaborate with the local Church in their prophetic promotion of lay ecclesial leaders,
    • To minister in works of justice, education and interfaith dialogue.
AUS Province Mission Statement