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Our Founders

Georges and Marie-Josette Bonneval have been married for 50 years. It was through their “yes” given to God that the Holy Spirit had free access to form the charism in their hearts, and thus be fruitful spiritual father and mother of our great family Seeds of the Word. Georges exercises his Diaconal Ministry within the Seeds of the Word Community and together with Marie they “Proclaim the Word” with the discrete authority of the Holy Spirit.

After the discovery and cure of a fulminant cancer at the age of 23, Georges had an encounter with the Living Christ and his Church, through the passionate discovery of Paul’s writings. Since then, he has devoted – with Marie-Josette – his whole life to the New Evangelization.

"The primary and principle Founder of the Community is the Holy Spirit, who raises up any and every community. On the founder rests the Founding Charism, a charism that is made fruitful as the founder responds to the Lord's call, just as one who has been 'entrusted with a talent' (Cf. Mt 25: 14-30)".  (SOW Book of Life, No. 7)

Our Charism

The Seeds of the Word is a contemplative and missionary community, with the charism to announce the Good News of Salvation to the world. For “no one can be a true witness if they have not contemplated the Mystery that they are going to announce.” (SOW Book of Life, No. 13, 5). It doesn’t have a end in itself, but it is missionary. “For the life of the World” Pro Mundi Vita. (Jn 6: 51)

To be Seeds of the Word is to cooperate in the mission of the Church wherever she is, to announce what we contemplate and faithfully transmit what we received from the Lord. The Community lives an evangelical radicalism, we are called to live the radicality of the Gospel, leaving everything to follow Christ in docility to the Holy Spirit. It is a new form of consecrated life that requires detachment from the old way of life in order to be fully available to the call of God.

States of Life

The Seeds of the Word is a contemplative and missionary community, with the charism to announce the Good News of Salvation to the world. For “no one can be a true witness if they have not contemplated the Mystery that they are going to announce.” (SOW Book of Life, No. 13, 5). It doesn’t have a end in itself, but it is missionary. “For the life of the World” Pro Mundi Vita. (Jn 6: 51)

To be Seeds of the Word is to cooperate in the mission of the Church wherever she is, to announce what we contemplate and faithfully transmit what we received from the Lord. The Community lives an evangelical radicalism, we are called to live the radicality of the Gospel, leaving everything to follow Christ in docility to the Holy Spirit. It is a new form of consecrated life that requires detachment from the old way of life in order to be fully available to the call of God.