Letter From the Director

DSC01795August 2018

Dear Mission Friend,

When the delegates, Provincial's and General Council of Divine Word Missionaries met in Rome earlier this summer, Pope Francis addressed them and called for a renewal of the Church’s missionary commitment with a focus on the Holy Spirit. The pope called the Holy Spirit the “author” of mission who carries the Church forward.

Our founder, St. Arnold Janssen, profoundly believed the Holy Spirit would inspire and guide Divine Word Missionaries to spread the Word of God and the love of Christian virtue on earth.

His belief remains true today. The Holy Spirit is ingrained in our prayers as Divine Word Missionaries. I often hear our priests and Brothers describe the Holy Spirit’s presence in their daily work.

Never forget that you share in our mission. I hope you also heed the call of the Holy Spirit—not only in your partnership with our work, but in all aspects of your life.

Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit guide and protect our missionaries around the world. You will be remembered in our prayers as well.

Yours in the Holy Spirit,


Bro. Daniel Holman SVD
Mission Center Director