• 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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Friday, 28 June 2019 10:33

Myanmar confreres embark on cultural & Biblical immersion


Mariusz and Tuyen 450The Divine Word Missionaries team in Myanmar is taking the next step in preparing their engagement with the people, by immersing themselves in the local culture and in the Word of God.

Fr Tuyen Nguyen SVD, one of the team assigned to Myanmar, which is part of the AUS Province, is now living in a village among the people and really immersing himself in the language, culture and customs.

Provincial, Fr Henry Adler SVD, who was in Myanmar recently to bless the small dwelling where Fr Tuyen will be living, says that learning the language is a key aspect of the SVD presence in the south-east Asian nation.

“Fr Tuyen’s immersion experience has been arranged with the support of the local Parish Priest and it is a place in the village where he can practice the language and offer pastoral care,” Fr Henry says.

“It’s an immersion – a first step in the process of practicing the language.”

Fr Henry says the local community welcomed Fr Tuyen’s arrival amongst them, attending the blessing of the house and providing food for the celebration.

Later in the Year, Fr Tuyen and Fr Mariusz Kubista SVD, who is also based in Myanmar, will undertake an immersion of a different kind when they take part in the 60-day Dei Verbum Biblical course in Nemi, Italy.

The course aims to help participants study and interiorise the Word of God and inspire them to find suitable ways of communicating the Word of God in today’s world.

Fr Henry says that with the Biblical Apostolate forming the key part of the SVD ministry in Myanmar, the Dei Verbum immersion course will be excellent preparation for Fr Tuyen and Fr Mariusz and, by extension, the whole team.

Blessing of village house in Myanmar 450“So, we are providing an immersion experience in the language and culture of Myanmar and an immersion experience in our Biblical ministry,” Fr Henry says.

“We hope this will be the model for the future.”

Fr Henry says that during his time in Myanmar, the SVD team gathered for prayer and discussion of how they hope their ministry will unfold.

“We spent time identifying the important aspects of our future ministry,” he says.

“We did some planning, some dreaming and some looking to the future.

“There are challenges of course, as there are in establishing anything new, but it was good to spend some time looking ahead and planning with hope and enthusiasm.”


TOP RIGHT: Fr Tuyen Nguyen and Fr Mariusz Kubista

BOTTOM LEFT: Provincial, Fr Henry Adler and confreres bless the house in the village where Fr Tuyen will live.