Witness to the Word in the World

Welcome to our website

The name SVD is derived from Latin Societas Verbi Divini, which means Society of the Divine Word. SVD is a missionary congregation founded in 1875 by Arnold Janssen at Steyl in the Netherlands. That’s why people do recognize us as missionaries from Steyl or Steyler Missionaries. It is an international missionary congregation of priests and brothers from 70 countries. Right now we have more than 6000 members around the world. Many of our members work and live in the multicultural and Missionary communities. This is our trade mark. Our way of life.

The Nederland-Belgium province is one of the provinces of the SVD. Like most provinces in Europe, it is has an aging membership, though in the past years it has been consistently renewed with the arrival of new and young missionaries from at least nine nationalities. The mission thus continues, as witnesses to the Word in this part of the World. This website will give you more information over our work, ministries, and our engagements. Welcome and let us walk together participating in God’s mission

“May the darkness of Sin and the Night of unbelief

 vanish before the light of the Word and the spirit

of grace live in the hearts of all.”

Saint Arnold Janssen

Pater, Dux, Fundator

call Svd Holland