Verbum Dei is an international Catholic Community founded by Fr. Jaime Bonet in Mallorca, Spain in 1963, receiving Pontifical approval on the 15th April, 2000 as an Institution of Consecrated Life in the Catholic Church.

Our specific and particular contribution to the church is living and propagating the Kingdom of God through communities of evangelical life, which pray and teach others to pray with the Word of God.


12 September 1997, the first Verbum Dei missionaries, Maria Jose M. Egido and Yolanda de la Fuente, (both Spanish) arrived in Singapore to set up the first foundation in South-East Asia.

Why Singapore? There were many factors, among them; the language accessibility (the wide-spread use of English) and the relative openness of this Asian country to missionaries.

Coming from the Philippines, which was the first Asian Verbum Dei foundation in Asia to be set up in 1980, the missionaries were pleasantly greeted by the melting-pot of races, cultures, languages, religions – the characteristic face of Singapore

Armed with a lot of poverty and uncertainties but with a lot of faith, the missionaries struggled to find the door that God had opened for them in this place.

‘How can we carry out the mission of prayer and preaching the Word of God here?’, was their constant question. And sure enough, if God was the one who sent them here, he made them see a gnawing hunger for the Word of God.

From a 3-room flat in Clementi, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity in Singapore was born. And as the community grew and matured in this unique context, God sent more people who could understand and co-operate with the plan of God in this specific mission.

"I have heard the cry of my people… whom shall I send?"

Seeing the thirst of His people in Singapore, God continues calling out to those whom He can entrust with His mission. Throughout the years, the Verbum Dei community in Singapore has been blessed with several local vocations, each with a unique story to tell.


In the spirit of the first Christian communities, we centre our mission in the Word of God.


Praying with the Word of God is an essential and vital part of the Verbum Dei identity. Our mission of evangelisation is a consequence of our contemplative life.


By preaching the Word of God, we introduce people to a personal dialogue with Christ through His Word.

Therefore, we strive to be clear signs of the Kingdom of God in our world today.

Witness of Life

We aim that our preaching be preceded and accompanied by a clear witness of life, which makes credible and confirms the Word we preach.


Ongoing Events

Seeds of the Living Word

 Every first Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Club for the very young from 7 years old to 15 years old.

Married Couples’ Group

 4th Saturday of the month: 3.30pm- 6.30pm (For couples with teenage children)
 4th Sunday of the month: 3.30pm- 6.30pm (For couples with young kids)

A prayer session with the Word of God
For all couples


 Alternate Fridays: 11.00am - 1.00pm

A prayer session with the Word of God especially for mothers.
For all mothers

School of the Word

 Every Wednesday: 8.30-9.30 pm
Join us in learning how to pray with the Word of God. For young adults.

Singaporean Missionaries Overseas

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Verbum Dei Disciples

The Verbum Dei Missionary Family is composed by the Verbum Dei Disciples, who are lay members. They participate in the Verbum Dei spirituality and charism through:

  • Daily prayer with the Word of God;
  • Receiving formation in the community;
  • Sharing their faith;
  • Active involvement in the Verbum Dei mission; and
  • Witnessing to the gospel values of the world.
They renew this commitment annually.



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