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Society of the Divine Word (Steyler Missionaries)
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The Society of the Divine Word (Societas Verbi Divini, SVD) was founded by A. Janssen, a secular priest, on Sep 8, 1875, in Steyl in the Netherlands. He intended the Mission House to be a missionary training center, but it soon developed into a religious congregation with simple public vows. Its statutes were confirmed by the local ordinary on Jan 23, 1889; papal approbation was granted on Jan 25, 1901, definitive approval of the constitution on Apr 5, 1910. The generalate was at the moth…

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Rivinius, Karl Josef, “Society of the Divine Word (Steyler Missionaries)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025777>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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