“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

08 December 2020

161° anniversary of the birth of Jeanne Bigard

Jeanne Bigard was born in Normandy of a well-to-do family on 8 December 1859. With her mother Stéphanie she shares every commitment and sacrifice, especially in the missionary ...
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11 November 2020

Pope's Prayer Intention for the Month of November

Papa Francesco guarda al progresso tecnologico che sta segnando la contemporaneità e prega perché questo progresso sia reale, cioè non aumenti le diseguaglianze ma rispetti la ...
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23 October 2020

Pope's Prayer Intention for the Month of October

Pope Francis' prayer intention for the month of October 2020 concerns the greater leadership role of the lay people, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the ...
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01 October 2020

Saint Thérèse of the child Jesus: Universal Patroness of the Missions

  Thérèse Martin was born in Alençon, France, on January 2, 1873 into a family that regularly donated their contribution to the Propagation of the Faith. At the age of seven, ...
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01 September 2020

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION

The Holy Father dedicated the encyclical letter "Laudato Sì" to the topic in which he writes "our common home is also like a sister, with whom we share life, and ...
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01 August 2020

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION

The Holy Father addressed those working in the maritime world and their families on June 17: "These are difficult times for the world, because we are dealing with the ...
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22 July 2020

221st Anniversary of the birth of Pauline M. Jaricot (1799)

Born in Lyon on 22 July 1799, Pauline Maria Jaricot in 1822 founded the Association for the Propagation of the Faith, with the characteristic of universality. She sensed that the ...
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09 July 2020

Celebration of the feast of 120 Chinese martyrs

Paul Tchen (Chen Changpin) was born on 11 April 1838 in Sintchen, in the Chinese province of Kouy-tcheou (Guizhou), into a non-Christian and very poor family. Paul was able to ...
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01 July 2020

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION

"The family ought to be protected" explains the Holy Father, speaking of the prayer intention of the month of July, entrusted, as usual, to the video released by the ...
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19 June 2020

Day of Prayer for priestly sanctification

On the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Day for the Sanctification of Priests is also celebrated, established 25 years ago by John Paul II who wrote: "Holy ...
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Bulletin

N°6 - October 2020

N°6 - October 2020

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N°5 - June 2020

N°5 - June 2020

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Publications

OMNIS TERRA CIAM POM PUBLICATIONS: "Life is Mission"

OMNIS TERRA CIAM POM PUBLICATIONS: "Life is Mission"

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OMNIS TERRA CIAM POM PUBLICATIONS: "Challenges to Church’s Mission in Africa"

OMNIS TERRA CIAM POM PUBLICATIONS: "Challenges to Church’s Mission in Africa"

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Voices from the world

upgrades and initiatives by national directions

Malawi
18 October 2020

18 October 2020

Namibia
18 October 2020

The witness of Sister Anna UUzombala

Uruguay
18 October 2020

Domingo Mundial de las Misiones 2020

Tanzania
18 October 2020

The witness of Dr. Camillus Kassala

Guatemala
18 October 2020

Domund 2020