The Verbum Dei Misionary Fraternity is made of three branches: female missionaries, male missionaries who are priests and brothers, and committed missionary couples. Their mission is to evangelise through the Word of God, conducting retreats, Christian formation and teaching people how to pray.
Verbum Dei missionaries first arrived in Singapore in 1997—two Spanish Sisters Maria Jose M. Egido and Yolanda de la Fuente began their mission in a small three-room flat in Clementi. During that year, they were active at the Church of the Holy Cross, including giving retreats. It was from this parish that God drew their first Singaporean vocations. As their outreach grew and attracted more locals, the Sisters needed more space to conduct the activities they had for the different age groups. Part of their ministry involved ministering to young adults and married couples at different times of the week, as well as giving retreats and helping out in confirmation camps and other parish activities. They moved first to Upper Thomson Road, and then to Bury Road. They are currently located permanently in Serangoon.
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Read more about the mission and good works of the Verbum Dei missionaries on their website at http://www.verbumdeisingapore.org/index.php/en/about-us/vd-in-singapore.