About Us

The name 'IVD' means Institute Voluntas Dei (Latin), in English it means Will of God. It is a secular Institute with Pontifical approval. It has priests, laymen and spiritually affiliated persons as its members.

Voluntas Dei Institute is a Secular Institute founded in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada in July 2nd 1958 by Rev. Father Louis-Marie Parent, OMI. It is being approved as a secular institute of pontifical right in 1987. It has priests, celibate laymen and married couples as its members who attempt to attain Christian perfection through the practice of poverty, chastity, and obedience. We are flourished in 22 countires worldwide and still flourishing.

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Our presencie in the world

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • England
  • French Guyana
  • France
  • Gaudeloupe
  • Germany
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Mexico
  • Sri Lanka
  • Trinidad
  • United States