Society of the Divine Word

Southern Province of St. Augustine

199 Seminary Drive

Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520-4626


Very Rev. Paul Kahan, SVD

Southern Province Provincial

Father Paul Kahan, SVD comes from Indonesia. He studied theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois and has served in the Southern Province since his ordination in 1999.

After ordination he was associate pastor at St, Mary's Church in Houston, Texas.

He was made pastor of St. Mary's in Cleveland, Texas in 2002.

He became pastor of St. Rita parish in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008.

He was appointed Provincial by the Superior General in Rome in February of 2014.

Father Kahan speaks English, Spanish and Bashasa Indonesian.


To contact the Provincial write to:


Very Rev. Paul Kahan, SVD

Society of the Divine Word

199 Seminary Drive

Bay Saint Louis, MS  39520


phone: 228-467-4322


Fax: 228-466-5618






Bay Saint Louis

June 2016

Father Borgia Aubespin, SVD was honored for 60 years in vows

Father Tom Mullally, SVD was honored for 50 years in vows

Father Gus Wall, SVD celebrated  25 years to the Priesthood

The annual retreat is always a relaxing time to not only pray but to share with one another.

Members of the Southern Province at 2016 Retreat