• 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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News & Events

frstephenbevanssvd 150Renowned missiologist, academic and speaker, Fr Stephen Bevans svd will return to Australia in May as a keynote speaker at the ‘Mission: one heart many voices 2015’ conference in Sydney.

Fr Stephen is the Louis J. Luzbetak svd, Professor of Mission and Culture at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union and a renowned teacher and author on Mission. As an SVD missionary he worked for nine years (1972-1981) in The Philippines. He was a popular presenter at the inaugural ‘Mission: one heart many voices’ gathering two years ago.

Tim-Norton-interculturality-workshop---150Former AUS Provincial, Fr Tim Norton SVD, returned to Australia recently to lead a series of workshops on interculturality.

Fr Tim, who is now based at the SVD retreat house at Nemi, outside Rome, has been in Indonesia for the past three months, learning the Indonesian language. While in ‘the neighbourhood’, he returned to Australia to share his knowledge and experience on intercultural living and ministry. 

Elmer-smiling-and-vested---colour-corrected---150The newly appointed Vocations Director of the SVD AUS Province, Fr Elmer Ibarra SVD, says that personal witness to the joy of missionary life will be the cornerstone of his approach to promoting vocations.

“I love my life as a SVD, and I want to share that joy and to invite people to join us,” he says.


Local-Chapter-Meeting---NT---150SVD confreres have been gathering in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand for Local Chapter meetings, where they report on their ministries, highlights and challenges ahead of the AUS Provincial Chapter meeting in Sydney in June.

Provincial Local Chapter Coordinator, Fr Asaeli Raass SVD, says the meetings are an important component of providing input from Divine Word Missionaries “on the ground” in a wide variety of ministries and activities.


Albano-Da-Costa-with-NZ-friends---150When Fr Albano Da Costa SVD leaves to take up further studies in Rome next month, he will be looking forward to the challenge of what’s to come, but says he will also miss the parishioners, clergy and lay leaders who brought him so much joy in New Zealand.

Fr Albano, who holds a Masters in Philosophy, has been asked by the SVD AUS Province to move to Rome for two years to study for his Licentiate in Missiology.


Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:13

Joyous ceremony as five take Perpetual Vows

Final-vows-2015-cutting-cake---150Five young men took their Perpetual Vows as Divine Word Missionaries during a joyous celebration in Melbourne this month.

Anthony Li, Marianus Supardi, Michael Wu, Laurensisus Woda and Uili Uvea took their vows before a packed congregation in St Paschal’s Chapel, Box Hill. The following day, Marianus and Uili were ordained to the Diaconate.


Friday, 20 March 2015 13:18

SVD AUS Province launches Vanuatu Appeal

Vanuatu-Cyclone-Pam-injured-man-amid-debris---150The SVD AUS Province has today launched a special appeal for the people of Vanuatu whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Pam.

From today and over the coming weeks, all funds donated to our Overseas Aid Fund will go directly to the people of Vanuatu to help them with their immediate desperate needs for food, water and shelter, but also for their needs as they seek to rebuild their lives.

Fr-Henry-Adler-SVD-close-hs-150The deadly cyclone Pam ripped through the tiny island nation of Vanuatu last Friday, 13th March 2015 at an incredible speed of over 300 kilometres an hour, leaving behind devastation and chaos.

Over the weekend the Australian media broadcasted images from Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, showing destroyed homes and uprooted trees. Seven people have been reported dead so far but the number will probably increase in the coming hours and days.

SVD-Logo---Low-Web-Quality---150Please join us as we pray for five of our young confreres who will take their Perpetual Vows this Saturday, March 14.

The Society of the Divine Word gives thanks to the Triune God for the lifetime commitment being given by Anthony HongZhou, Marianus Supardi, Michael PenFei Wu, Laurensius Wae Woda and Uili Uvea as they take their Perpetual Vows at St Paschal’s Chapel, Box Hill at 10am.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:56

Province honours history with new Archive Room

Archives-blessing---150The Divine Word Missionaries AUS Province has moved to honour its history in a new way, with the establishment of a professional archive room.

The archives were organised by Br Peter Fogarty CFC and were blessed by Fr Ho Bach Tran SVD, who has taken up the position of Director of Archives for the Province.