Message from your Host

Dear Friends,

Please join me on a wonderful journey to explore the history of the Society of the Divine Word!

On September 8, 1875, Saint Arnold Janssen founded the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Steyl, Netherlands. As a friend of Divine Word Missionaries, you have the opportunity to visit Steyl and many other places important in the history of the SVD.

To celebrate the 148th anniversary of the Society of the Divine Word, Divine Word College and I will host a tour to visit many sites important in our history. I encourage you to join me on this exciting tour.

Not only will we spend a day in Steyl, we’ll visit St. Arnold’s home in Goch, Germany and the home of St. Joseph Freinademetz in Oies, Italy, nestled in the beautiful Dolomite Mountains. We will also visit our worldwide headquarters in Rome and the SVD retreat center in Nemi, Italy. In between, we’ll visit many other exciting places in Europe.

The Heritage Tour is sure to be a great learning experience and fun for all. Please review the awesome itinerary and make plans to join me September 18, 2023.

I would love your company in a shared experience of faith, friendship and exploring the history of Divine Word Missionaries.

In the Divine Word,
Fr. Thang Hoang, SVD
Divine Word Alumni Director and
Rector, SVD Community in Epworth