“The Pontifical Mission Societies are a <span>worldwide network</span> of prayer and charity at the service of the Holy Father in his support of missionary activity and Young Churches in mission lands”

“The Pontifical Mission Societies are a worldwide network of prayer and charity at the service of the Holy Father in his support of missionary activity and Young Churches in mission lands”

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"The PMS are and must be experienced as an instrument of service for the mission of the particular Churches, against the backdrop of the mission of the universal Church"

(Pope's Message to the Pontifical Mission Societies, 21 May 2020)
<span>Missionary societies</span> were born spontaneously, from the missionary fervor expressed by the faith of the baptized

Missionary societies were born spontaneously, from the missionary fervor expressed by the faith of the baptized

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A single inspiration animates four Societies:

Holy childhood

Children pray for children
children evangelize children
children help children

Missionary Union

Forms Christians in the missionary commitment of their faith

St. Peter the Apostle

supports vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in mission territories

Propagation of the faith

involves every baptized person in cooperating in the work of evangelization and in supporting young churches

Pontifical Mission Societies

An emergency fund has been established by the Pope at the Pontifical Mission Societies for Covid-19


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Events

24 March 2021

"Intertwined Lives" theme of the XXIX Day of Prayer and Fasting in memory of the Missionary Martyrs

The XXIX Day of Prayer and Fasting in memory of the missionary martyrs is celebrated by the Italian Episcopal Conference on March 24: the event, promoted by Missio Giovani every ...
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01 March 2021

On the border with Myanmar the experience of Father Crippa with the "pastoral care of Reconciliation"

The sacrament of reconciliation is the theme of Pope Francis’ Intention of prayer for evangelization for the month of March 2021: "Let us pray that we may experience the ...
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25 February 2021

Pauline-Marie Jaricot, Apostle of the mission

Pauline-Marie Jaricot (1799-1862), foundress of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, was declared Venerable by saint John XXIII on February 25, 1963. On 26 May ...
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19 February 2021

The offer of suffering for the Mission and missionaries around the world

Supporting the missionary action of the Church is possible even if pain and illness do not allow one to materially go on a Mission. Already in Redemptoris Missio n.78 "Prayer ...
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08 February 2021

Holy Father's Prayer Intention

Pope Francis addresses the theme of violence against women in the intention of the universal prayer for the month of February: "We pray for women who are victims of violence, ...
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02 February 2021

World Day of Consecrated Life

Today we celebrate the 25th World Day of Consecrated Life "dedicated to our wonderful vocation which in different ways makes God's love for man, woman and the whole universe ...
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22 January 2021

St. Vincent Pallotti and the formation of missionaries

Born in Rome on April 21, 1795, he was ordained a priest in 1818. Fr. Vincent founded the Pious Union of Catholic Apostolate, recognized in 1835 by the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, ...
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21 January 2021

Blessed Paolo Manna and the unity of the Church in the Week of Prayer for Christian unity (18-25 January 2021)

January 16 marks the 149th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Paolo Manna, founder of the Missionary Union of the Clergy in 1916, later Pontifical Missionary Union, and superior ...
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29 January 2021

Message of of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once we experience the power of God’s love, and recognize his fatherly presence in our personal and community life, we cannot help but proclaim and ...
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06 January 2021

World Day of Missionary Childhood

The Pontifical Societies of Missionary Childhood promote the World Day of Missionary Childhood on January 6, in which we remember how children and young people from all over the ...
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OMNIS TERRA CIAM POM PUBLICATIONS: "Life is Mission"

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