Saint Arnold Janssen, Founder of the Divine Word Society (Societas Verbi Divini),
was a priest for the diocese of Munster in Germany. He was a teacher and taught
Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He, specially, endeared himself to the prologue
of the Gospel of St John Chap I verses 1-18 in the Holy Bible and used to pray and
meditate on these verses. He was very much inspired by the 'Word of God' which became
a human being full of grace and truth and lived among us in the person of Jesus
Christ. He surrendered himself to the Word and called upon men and women of goodwill
to place themselves in it's service.