• 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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Monday, 30 October 2017 11:05

Dorish Maru students in conversation with Provincial


Students meeting with PRovincial 2017 450The SVD seminarians studying at Dorish Maru College in Melbourne spent an evening with the Provincial recently, getting to know one another better, asking questions and learning about the priorities of the AUS Province.


Student, Clement Baffoe, from Ghana, says the Provincial, Fr Henry Adler, shared insights on the specialised ministries of the Province and challenged the seminarians to deepen their commitment to the Divine Word which is at the heart of the Society.

“First and foremost, the Provincial mentioned that the SVD Australia Province is now focusing more on specialised ministries, and in the light of that, the Characteristic Dimensions of the Society of the Divine Word are our focus,” Clement says.

“He spoke about those Characteristic Dimensions: Justice and Peace, especially among the Aborigines of Australia, the Bible Apostolate in Myanmar and Thailand, Communication, Formation and Mission.

“Furthermore, Fr Henry entreated all the seminarians to use this time of formation as an opportune time to develop our talents and various skills that will be beneficial to our respective ministries in the near future.”

Students meeting with Provincial 2017Group 450Clement says the students also took the chance to ask Fr Henry various questions about their formation and matters concerning the Province.

Fr Henry says the questions were a highlight of the evening.

“It was a good meeting and an important one. I believe the Provincial should meet with the students. This period of formation is an important time for young missionaries and formation is one of the priorities of our Province,” he says.

“I could tell that they really appreciated my presence and they took the opportunity to listen and to ask questions.”

“My presentation focused on the fact that the future of SVD Mission is in specialised ministries which are aligned to our Characteristic Dimensions.

“They asked some very focused questions and challenged me and the leadership of the Province to consider how they could be involved with the Four Characteristic Dimensions, which was great.

“I encouraged them to get involved in those areas and to really live the Characteristic Dimensions which define what it is to be a Divine Word Missionary.”

The formalities of the evening ended with a social gathering and more conversation.


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