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Monday, 13 January 2014 16:10

Feast Day of St Arnold Janssen SVD - Jan 15

St Arnold JanssenJanuary 15 is the Feast Day of the founder of the Society of the Divine Word, St Arnold Janssen.

Special masses and events will be held at SVD communities around the AUS Province.

At the Provincial offices in Marsfield, Sydney, Fr Wim Valcxk SVD will provide reflection input, followed by celebration of the Eucharist at the St Arnold Janssen Chapel.

Provincial, Fr Henry Adler SVD says St Arnold's feast day is a day to remember and to pray with the holy founder of the Divine Word Missionaries.

"St Arnold's life remains a great example for us all of holiness and missionary love - a love that extended to all people, in every land, especially the poor, the marginalised, and those who had not had the opportunity to encounter the transforming love of Jesus Christ," Fr Henry said. 

"St Arnold, pray for us."

To learn more about the life of St Arnold Janssen, click here.