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

World Mission Sunday 2021

“We cannot keep
quiet about what
we have seen
and heard” 
(Acts 4:20)

“The theme of this year’s World Mission Day 2021, “we cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20), shows that mission springs from a convincingly clear experience of God and from an equally strong desire to communicate the same to others.

Mission increasingly becoming one of compassion, healing of hurts and wounds, offering hope to those in grief and hopelessness. One of the most significant calls of mission today is to be inclusive, opening doors, mental and ideological, accepting and respecting differences in views, looks and values. Finally, if we are looking for ‘new’ and ‘creative’ and ‘future- oriented mission’, we cannot afford to do that without considering the youth.”

Sr. Mary John Kudiyiruppil, SSpS in the article’s blog
“Different faces of mission lived by the October Saints”

‘Mission’ is a term that can include and embrace almost anything under the sun.  Even when we say new trends or emerging issues, innovative practices, at a deeper analysis we notice it is not all that new, not all that fresh that is emerging…
Author: Mary John Kudiyiruppil, SSpS
At times one can get the impression that ‘prophetic dialogue’ is a totally new concept and a new ‘cool’ word to describe our mission today. Yet when we look more closely at the life and work of Arnold Janssen, we find that he was a model of prophetic dialogue in different ways. The last general chapter SVD shows that “prophetic dialogue…
Author: Michael Somers, SVD
In this building, more than 2,000 young people made their religious vows and around 1,200 received their mission cross, as well as, many received their mission to work in their home countries.  Each young person…
Author: Franziska Carolina Rehbein SSpS
God of Love and Creator of the universe, there are homes in our world where people live in fear of violence. For these families, home is not a safe place, but a place of danger and pain…
Author: Unknown
Author: Fr. Jürgen Ommerborn, SVD
Subject: Arnold Janssen, St. Michael’s Mission House