Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland – Pious Society of Missions

Priest of the Pious Society of MissionsArticle

Active. Under No Vows. Founded 1835.

The Pious Society of Missions was founded by Vincent Pallotti in 1835; it consists of a Congregation of Secular priests who live in community, but are under no vows, though they promise to observe the three counsels of perfection, and to persevere in so doing.

The object of the Congregation is to revive the faith among lax Catholics, to convert the heathen, and to practise works of charity. It was approved by Pope Gregory XVI in 1835.

Attached to the Society are lay-people called Aggregates, whose duty is to assist the Fathers by their prayers and alms to carry out their works of charity and missionary enterprises.

The headquarters are in Rome.

MLA Citation

  • Francesca M Steele. “Pious Society of Missions”. Monasteries of Great Britain and Ireland, 1903. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 December 2018. Web. 21 April 2019. <>