Our goal is to send 1% of the members of the Congregation of the Mission to the Missions ad Gentes.
The 1% of us, about 3000 confreres, corresponds to 30 confreres, who would go as new missionaries to the missions ad Gentes following the vocation of the Congregation.
3000 confreres with the Vincentian Charism in their hearts
28 Vincentian missions in the world
1% of confreres called to respond to the Mission Appeal
“our vocation is to go, not just to one parish,
not just to one diocese, but all over the world”
Saint Vincent de Paul
This phrase evokes in us, as missionaries, a sense of walking, of setting out, of refusing to remain static, anchored or attached to one place. In the same way, these words seek to recover our foundational charism of being missionaries, not parish priests. Therefore, we view the concept of “missionary” as something natural and something that is an element of our vocation. We also want to recover the international dimension of the Congregation so that wherever our missionary and congregational presence is necessary, we are willing to move out in new directions.