Thursday, September 08, 2016

DWST greets the SVDs on their Foundation Day

On the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the academic community of DWST sends good wishes to the members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) on their foundation day (Sept. 8).  Saint Arnold Janssen founded the SVD on Sept 8,1875 in Steyl, Holland. After 141 years, the SVD  to date consists of 5,989 members (priests and brothers).
Arnold Janssen, 28 years old. He
founded the SVD when
he was only 38 years old,
First SVD house in Steyl, Holland, 1875

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