The Missionaries of St. Charles

Missionaries of St. Charles

also known as Scalabrinians,is an international, Roman Catholic community of religious priests and brothers, founded in Piacenza (Italy) in 1887 by blessed John Baptist Scalabrini. Our mission is to proclaim the good News of our Lord Jesus Christ among the migrants and refugees, especially among those who are most in need. With our apostolic activities, we, the Missionaries of St. Charles, meet the challenge of healing migration's causes and evil effects. We help discover the plan God carries out in all migration movements, even when determined by injustices, so that the encounter of peoples and cultures, enriched by the gift of the Spirit on Pentecost, is transformed into communion. The Scalabrinian Congregation cares for migrants and refugees in a variety of ways: spiritually, socially and culturally. Its missionaries are present in 24 nations: of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. We have parishes, missions, schools, shelter homes for refugees or migrants in transit or deported aliens, seamen’s centers, villages for elderly migrants, and centers for migration studies. We publish newspapers and magazines for migrants and conduct radio and television programs for them. "I was stranger and you welcomed me.” Mt 25.35

Scalabrinian Congregation