• 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.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

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

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:23

Japanese students visit SVD Marsfield community as part of visit to Australia

Japanese-school-visit---playing-recorder---350The Divine Word Missionary community at Marsfield in Sydney hosted a day of intercultural hospitality when a group of students from a SVD school in Japan paid a visit.

The students, from Nanzan Primary School, located in the heart of Japan, in and around the city of Nagoya, are in Australia on a cultural visit, staying with Australian families and practising the English language.

Rector of the SVD Marsfield community, Fr Viet Nguyen SVD says students from the school have visited the community for some years now.

“We had 21 students and three teachers visit with us on Sunday, July 26,” Fr Viet says.

Japanese-school-visit---play---350“We celebrated Mass together, with our regular Arnold Janssen Chapel community and this was followed by a performance from the Nanzan Primary School students.

“After Mass and the performance, we all joined together for a cuppa and a shared lunch.”

Fr Viet says the visit from the Nanzan students is becoming a tradition which the members of the Marsfield community, including several senior retired missionaries, really enjoy.

“It is a good intercultural exchange and it is also good to strengthen ties with SVD schools and ministries in various parts of the world,” he says.

Japanese-school-visit---lunch---350The Nanzan Primary School is one of a group of educational institutions in one complex, also including a university, a junior college for women, and three high schools.

Five of the institutions were founded by the Society of the Divine Word and one by the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit.

The Nanzan motto, “For Human Dignity”, identifies the Nanzan School Corporation as an institution which says its point of departure is an interest in the human being and whose goal is a fuller awareness of each person’s God-given dignity.