Who we are

The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (VDMF) is a Roman Catholic contemplative-active Institute of Consecrated Life founded in 1963 by Rev. Jaime Bonet in Mallorca, Spain.

As a new form of consecrated life the institute is present in 38 countries around the world. The VDMF consists of consecrated religious women (sisters), consecrated religious men (brothers & priests) and associated married couples.

The mission of the VDMF is to promote the greatest dignity for all people by  empowering individuals and communities to   partake in the journey of Christian 

discipleship. This discipleship is forged in a spirituality rooted in Scripture and Catholic tradition that leads to witnessing to justice made visible through community.

In the USA, the VDMF established its first location in San Francisco in 1978. Since then it has expanded its pastoral and apostolic work to all California dioceses and founded communities in Los Angeles (1998), Chicago (1999), and New York (2001).  It has been invited to support parish ministry or diocesan projects in numerous other areas of the U.S.