About Verbum Dei

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. Our mission is a consequence of our contemplative life in which we preach what we contemplate. In the spirit of the first Christian communities, we centre our specific mission on the Word of God:

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

At its core, there are three missionary branches:

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