Sacred ground of the Arnoldus Family
Cradle of three religious missionary congregations
Society of the Divine Word
September 8, 1875
Missionary Servants of the Holy Spirit
December 8, 1889
Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration
December 8, 1896

December - Intentions of the Holy Father

Universal Intention: Catechists

Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Apostleship of Prayer
December, 2021
God’s preferential love for the poor and the disinherited—the little ones—is one of the recurrent themes in the Bible. In the New Testament, the Gospels depict Jesus’ ministry as predominantly addressed to those beyond the pale of wealth and respectability…
Author: Thomas Malipurathu, SVD
Since the time of the early church, a clear distinction and demarcation existed between the “gentes” (ethne) and the “populus Dei” (laos tou theou). That is, a distinction between the chosen people of God and the nations, or the Jews and the gentiles, the circumcised and the uncircumcised, the believers and the pagans…
Author: Antonio Pernia, SVD
This book is about the life and works of Arnold Janssen: how from his youth he was indirectly prepared for the task of missionary service. It relates to us the history of a lifelong preparation since his youth, the founding of the mission house in Steyl…
Author: Francis J. Tschan, A.M.
What did you think, Mary, of your Advent? Who knew your feelings while waiting? What did you wish for your child who would soon be born? What did you think of the circumstances you were experiencing…
Author: Sr Maria Virginia Gette SSpS
Author: Fr. Jürgen Ommerborn, SVD
Subject: Arnold Janssen, St. Michael’s Mission House