SVD - Celebrating 100 Years

This is to certify that will be remembered for year(s) in the five special masses said daily for members of the Mission Mass League, in the masses and prayers of all the Divine Word Missionaries, priests, brothers and seminarians, and also share in the graces of all good works done for the poor and needy around the world. Requested by 3 St. Arnold Janssen SVD b. 5 th Nov 1837 - d. 15 th Jan 1909 Canonised 5 th October 2003 In God All Is Sacred “Our own wishes are not always the best thing; rather it is God’s holy will and what he reveals to be his will through circumstances. Happy the person who knows how to submit to this will! Such a person earns not only roses of merit but also, joys in this life.” - Extract from a letter of Fr Arnold Janssen dated 23/05/1908 1920—2020 It is with grateful hearts that we remember the many people from all walks of life who made this story possible. The following pages show glimpses of the lives of many of these people; their ministries, joys, gatherings, musings and celebrations. In our journey, we have never been alone, God was there before us and beside us, walking with us on this sacred journey. May it so continue. Amen Our Found r Ordained a priest on August 15, 1861 in the Diocese of Muenster, Germany. Arnold founded the mission house on September 8, 1875 in Steyl, Holland. Prayer motto of Father Arnold Janssen expressing his missionary goal May the darkness of sin and the night of unbelief vanish before the light of the Word and the Spirit of Grace. And may the heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all! MAY THE HOLY TRIUNE GOD LIVE IN OUR HEARTS ! The SVD journey of 100 years in NSW Australia is a milestone.