Congregation of the Mission

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM: “We will continue to open new missions Ad Gentes in all countries where there is or will be need!”

“On the occasion of World Mission Day 2022, I renew my resolution to send at least 1 percent of the members of the Congregation of the Mission, about 30 confreres a year, to the ‘missions ad gentes’ each year.”

Centenary Celebration of CM’s Presence in India and the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul at Janampet, Eluru

The feast of St. Vincent de Paul, the Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Priests and Brothers) was solemnly celebrated on September 27th, (5.30 pm, at the Vincentian College, Janampet, Eluru).

St. Vincent and the Congregation of the Mission 1625-1660

In Vincent’s time, the poor were largely neglected, illiterate, and spiritually ignorant. The clergy were sadly inadequate. St. Vincent founded the Congregation of the Mission to preach to the country poor and to help reform the clergy.

Congregation of the Mission Martyrs of the French Revolution (September 2)

Blessed Louis-Joseph François, Blessed Jean-Henri Gruyer, Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, Blessed Jean-Charles Caron, and Blessed Nicolas Colin were martyred along with many others during the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792 after they refused to take an oath that would have placed them under the authority of the state.

CM Superior General greetings to the Holy Father on the Occasion of the July 14 Papal Audience

Address of the Holy Father to Participants in the General Chapters of the Congregation of the Mission and Other Religious Orders

Pope Francis underlines the importance of evangelization, saying that it should be oriented towards witnessing and proclaiming the Gospel, in his address to the members of the Order of the Mother of God, the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat and the Congregation of the Mission as they hold their General Chapters.

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