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MISAL

Missionary Institutes of Apostolic Life

The SMB is a member of the MISAL Association. The purpose of MISAL is firmly anchored in its objectives. Its members are exclusively engaged in missionary service. As communities without vows they can be characterized as “ nonreligious missionary communities”. The only purpose of the communal life is to work for a better fulfilment of the missionary task.

Such mission societies have existed since the 17th century, such as the “Missions Etrangères de Paris” (MEP)

To date, 24 male Mission Societies belong to MISAL: eleven in Western Europe, six in North and South America, six in Asia and one in Africa.

The members of MISAL meet together every year, alternating both worldwide and continentally, in one of the Motherhouses of the members. The purpose of these gatherings is the exchange of experiences and a reflection of options concerning mission activity generally, and of the individual communities. The main themes, amongst others, are interreligious and intercultural dialogue, missionary spirituality, the training and ongoing training of mission personnel, missionary presence, justice, peace and integrity of creation, and cooperation with male and female lay missionaries

Missions Étrangères de Paris (MEP), France, 1664, « Paris Missionaries »
www.mepasie.org

Pontificio Istituto Missioni Estere (PIME), Italy, 1850,
www.pime.org

Société des Missions Africaines (SMA), France, 1858, « Lyoner »
www.missions-africaines.org

St. Joseph’s Society for Foreign Missions (MHM), England, 1866, “Millhiller”
www.millhillmissionaries.co.uk

Société des Missionnaires d’Afrique (M.Afr.), Italy, 1868,
www.africamission-mafr.org

Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (MM), USA, 1911, “Maryknoller”
www.maryknoll.org

Missionary Society of St. Columban (SSC), Ireland, 1917 „Columbans“
www.columban.com

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society (SFM), Canada, 1918, “Scarboro”
www.scarboromissions.ca

Instituto Español de Misiones Extranjeras (IEME), Spain, 1919
www.ieme.es

Société des Missions Étrangères du Québec (PME), Canada, 1921
www.smelaval.org

Missionsgesellschaft Bethlehem (SMB), Schweiz, 1921, „Immenseer“
www.smb-immensee.ch

Instituto de Misiones Extranjeras de Yarumal (MXY), Colombia, 1927
www.misionerosjaverianos.org

Sociedade Missionária da Boa Nova (SMP), Portugal, 1930
www.missionarios.boanova.pt

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (SPS), Ireland, 1932, « Kiltegan »
www.spms.org

Instituto de S. Maria de Guadalupe para las Misiones Extranjeras (MG), Mexiko, 1949
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e53bWddR15A

Société des Prêtres de Saint-Jacques (PSJ), France, 1953
www.missionnaires-st-jacques.org

Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle (MST), India, 1968
www.mstworld.org

Korean Foreign Mission Society (KMS), Korea, 1975
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Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSP), Nigeria, 1976
www.mspfathers.org

Missionary Society of the Heralds of the Good News (HGN), India, 1984
www.heraldsofgoodnews-sal.org/

Missionary Society of the Philippines (MSP), Philippines, 1989
www.msp.org.ph

Thailand Missionary Society (MST), Thailand, 1990
www.  ….

Misioneros de la Caridad Pastoral, El Salvador, 1991
www.   ….

Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society (LRMS), Philippines, 1997
www.lrms.com.ph