The practical implications of the view of mission that places God himself at the center were the subject of a workshop in Siegburg at the beginning of November, attended by about 25 Divine Word missionaries and missiologists. The three SVD Institutes at Sankt Augustin saw the occasion for this workshop in their founding anniversaries 90 years ago (Anthropos Institute), 60 years ago (SVD Missiological Institute) and 50 years ago (Monumenta Serica in Sankt Augustin). The understanding of mission as “missio Dei” (mission of God) started 70 years ago from a mission conference of Protestant churches.

Oisho Bani Society, a NGO with a vision: ‘Towards a holistic Society based on Human Values’ had a review meeting of all the beneficiaries in Ambassa. The revolving fund for self – reliance had started in a small way in 2019 helping the poor families to rear livestock with only Rupees 1,20,000 (one lakh twenty thousand).

Saint Joseph, the Most Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the Patron of the SVD Vietnam Province. This year, the Province had many activities to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19) in such as:

Urban Community Development Centre (UCDC), a social service centre of Society of the Divine Word, INM Province, organized Women’s Day Celebration on the 13th of March, 2022. The theme for the day was the same of UN; “Gender Equality today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. There were 575 participants: 500 women, 40 men, and 35 students. All the participants were welcomed with a badge that highlighted the theme of the day.

Frt. James Jimson is doing his OTP experience in Köröm, Hungary. He arrived in Hungary on October 8, 2019. He describes his Overseas Training Program as meaningful and enriching. Here is his story.

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