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Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity UK - Year of the Word 2020


Verbum Dei UK


The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity is a Roman Catholic contemplative-active missionary community.  

The name Verbum Dei is Latin for ‘Word of God’.

The mission of the Verbum Dei community is to announce the Word of God and to propagate the Kingdom of God through prayer, the ministry of the Word, and the testimony of evangelical life.

“We will dedicate ourselves to prayer and service of the Word” (Acts 6:4) 

Verbum Dei communities in the UK…

ISLE OF WIGHT:  Verbum Dei Centre, Nunnery Lane, Newport P030 1YR   Tel: 019 8352 9554 

SOUTHAMPTON:  33 Elmsleigh Gardens, Southampton SO163GE  Tel.: 023 8067 9570

LONDON:  VD Spirituality Centre, 4a Vincent Road, London N15 3QH


What the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity can offer:

 Seminars for the Year of the Word

General Objective

To bring people closer to God through his Word and to help people understand the impact that the Word can have in their lives. This Word which speaks to us through Creation, the Sacred Scriptures, and the life of the Church is able to transform our own lives, making us part of God’s self-communication and living letters of his Love. (cf. 2 Cor 3:2)


  • Formative input using the Scriptures and the Documents of the Church
  • Interactive sessions
  • Group work and discussion
  • Personal reflection / time of prayer
  • Personal creative work

This project can have different formats:

  • A weekly/monthly 3-hr session for three consecutive weeks/months
  • 6 sessions of 1 ½ hours each
  • 2-day seminar, which develops the three topics each being 3 hours long
  • A weekend retreat

Considering that the Year of the Word celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, we have chosen the following three topics that would be developed are as follows:

I. The God who speaks in Creation and Scripture – Prayer (Verbum Domini 6-28)

III. The Word that is Celebrated – Church & Sacraments (Verbum Domini 29-89)

III.  The Word that is Lived and Proclaimed – Mission (Verbum Domini 90-124)

  • Day Retreats for Lectors
  • Workshops on “Praying with the Word”
  • Talks on Specific topics related to the Word of God
  1. The Power of the Word, The Word of God that heals, The Creative Dimension of the Word, The Word of God and Music, The Word in the Liturgy, the Word and Ethics, The Word creates community, The Word speaks in our Language
  • Talks on Specific topics related to the Sacred Scriptures
  1. The texts of the Bible, Inspiration and Interpretation, Canon, General Introductory classes on the Bible
  • Testimony on the Transformative Power of the Word during Sunday Masses indifferent Parishes


VD Spirituality Centre, 4a Vincent Road, London N15 3QH              07985400436