• 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 July 2017 18:44

New focus on sharing resources for Mission


Truc group in Rome 350A renewed commitment to sharing resources for SVD Mission and Communications around the world was one of the chief outcomes of a special meeting held in Rome recently.

The Mission Secretary for the SVD AUS Province, Fr Truc Quoc Phan, was among a group of Directors of Mission Offices and Communications Offices from various nations who attended the special gathering.

“The biggest learning for me was that there are some Provinces which have bigger Mission and Communication operations than others,” he says. “They are able to employ more people who really contribute a lot to the life and the fundraising of the Society for its mission work.

“I learned a lot about how different Mission offices are raising funds. Different initiatives are successful in different countries and regions, but there is a lot of work being done in this area to support mission.”

The meeting was held in the context of the upcoming 18th SVD General Chapter and it concluded with the formulation of a recommendation to be considered for the Chapter.

Truc in Steyl 350“Our main recommendation was that these Mission and Communication resources be shared with others, through access to the information stored online in ‘the cloud’,” Fr Truc says.

“In this way, everyone is not spending time re-creating the wheel. Instead, we can all contribute and all freely use the material in any way for the Mission, especially in Mission animation.”

While in Europe, Fr Truc also had the opportunity to visit the SVD Mother House in Steyl, The Netherlands, where St Arnold Janssen first established the Society, as well as the house where St Arnold was born and raised.

“It had a very deep effect on me,” he says. “Seeing the place where it all began and watching the video material about St Arnold’s work there. It really touched me deep down.

“I also saw the hospitality of our confreres in Steyl. There is a great sense of community and hospitality there. I felt at home straight away and it reinforced with me that this how we should be as SVDs.”



Top Right: Fr Truc, second from the right in the front row, with fellow attendees of the Rome meeting on Mission and Communication

Bottom Left: Fr Truc enjoying the hospitality of confreres (including former SVD AUS confrere, Br Bernd Ruffing), at the SVD founding house in Steyl, The Netherlands.

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