The Divine Word Missionaries are an international community of priests and brothers, founded in 1875 by St Arnold Janssen. Across the world today, there are more than 6000 members in more than 70 countries.
The Australian Province of the Divine Word Missionaries encompasses Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
Here, their mission has three key elements: giving witness in multicultural cities and remote communities; collaborating with the local Church in their prophetic promotion of lay ecclesial leaders; ministering in works of justice, education and interfaith dialogue.
The community is comprised of about 90 men, including priests, brothers, and novices in formation, from 19 different nationalities.
The homepage of the Missionaries explains that their spirituality is rooted in 'a call to witness to God's love precisely in situations where its inclusive embrace is not recognised and where its openness to the rich diversity of peoples is not appreciated.
'Along with our sister congregations, The Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) and the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP) we try to listen to the Spirit so we can follow Jesus more courageously in doing the Father's will.'
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