Steyl
Sacred ground of the Arnoldus Family
Cradle of three religious missionary congregations
SVD
Society of the Divine Word
September 8, 1875
SSpS
Missionary Servants of the Holy Spirit
December 8, 1889
SSpSAP
Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration
December 8, 1896
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Heart of Jesus was the focus of Father Arnold’s ardent apostolic love, and from this same focus emanated his spirit of unlimited sacrifice, his inflexible resolution in all he undertook and endured in the service of God’s glory and his neighbor’s salvation. This love was a great grace for him when he was a young priest; it was his mission school.

In the Sacred Heart, he had the Divine Word clothed in palpable human flesh, God Himself in a distinct physical nature. Here was the means he would employ to make clear to others the divine truths he so vividly realized in his own soul; here was the channel of expression for his own theological reflections.

In Arnold’s enlightened eyes, the Sacred Heart was the most beautiful temple of God among men, the most glorious habitation of the triune God among us, the richest and purest example of divine adoption on earth, and the overflowing reservoir of grace and of the gifts of the Holy Ghost.

"The Spirituality of our Founder"
June 24, 2022
Jesus said: Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart (Mt 11: 28). It is the only verse in the Bible where there is a person who explicitly says: “learn from me”. According to some Bible scholars, Jesus would have said it when the seventy-two disciples he had sent returned from the mission (Lk 10: 1-22)…
Author: Saju George Aruvelil SVD
THE MISSION OF THE INTERCULTURAL ARNOLDUS FAMILY (SVD, SSpS, SSpSAP and their respective Lay Partners) IN VIOLENT CONFLICTS BETWEEN STATES, GROUPS OF PEOPLE/TRIBES OR POLITICAL GROUPS…
Author: Jurgen Ommerborn
This publication is a reflection dedicated on the Word of God for three reasons: firstly to reflect upon the great respect in which the Holy Scripture is held in the Church at a time it is renewing itself on all fronts; secondly to celebration the 150th birth anniversary of Saint Arnold Janssen, he who gave the name Divine Word to our Society; thirdly in preparation to the forthcoming General Chapter…
Author: SVD Generalate
May what is hurt in your life be restored to good health. May you be receptive to the ways in which healing will occur. May you extend compassion to all that hurts in your body, mind, and spirit. Be patient with the time it takes to heal…
Author: Unknown
Author: Fr. Jürgen Ommerborn, SVD
Subject: Arnold Janssen, St. Michael’s Mission House
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