Maeve Louise Heaney

Merging Music and Theology


The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity is an international ecclesial Institute of Consecrated
Life of the Catholic Church. It was founded by Fr. Jaime Bonet in Mallorca, Spain in 1963. It
received pontifical approval in the year 2000.

The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity is constituted as a unique structure, formed by two
branches of consecrated celibates- the female Missionaries and the male missionaries- joined
together with the married branch of Missionaries of Verbum Dei.

The Charism has at its core 3 dimensions that are intrinsic to how it understands its own life and the heart of evangelisation:

Prayer with the Word of God is an integral and vital part of the community’s daily life. “It is in this intimate dialogue with the Word, or prayer, that our calling and mission to preach the gospel is rooted. ( VDMF Constitutions #15).

Ministry of the Word 
Preaching the Word of God for us is transmitting God’s life that we receive in prayer. Essential to our mission is to enable others to do the same.
(2 Tim 2:2)

Witness of Life
Our aim is that our preaching is always accompanied by
 the witness of life that makes it credible. 

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