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

January - Intentions of the Holy Father

Universal Intention: For True Human Fraternity

We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
January, 2022
It is clear that Arnold Janssen did not initiate a new school of spirituality in the classical sense of schools of spirituality such as that of the Dominicans or Franciscans. But it would be false to conclude, from such a premise, that his spirituality contains nothing distinctive and proper. A spirituality is a living synthesis of diverse elements, evangelical principles and human values…
Author: Peter McHugh, SVD
Our word “evangelization” is rooted in the Greek word “Evangelion” which means good message or gospel. Our Christian usage of this word has its origin in the gospel according to Mark 1:1: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” …
Author: Jürgen Ommerborn, SVD
In the last decade of his life, Arnold Janssen had only one preoccupation: the obtention of the papal approbation of the Society’s Constitutions. You find in this book the different stages and all the negotiations between the rule of 1898 and the new constitutions approved in 1905…
Author: Fritz Bornemann, SVD
Author: Fr. Jürgen Ommerborn, SVD;
Subject: Arnold Janssen, St. Michael’s Mission House