We Go Where Others Won’t

Helping Those That Others Can’t

We Do It Together

Over 150 Years Serving the Poor

We, the PIME Missionaries, are Catholic Priests and Brothers who dedicate ourselves to be lifelong messengers of the Gospel to those who have not yet heard the Word of God.

PIME (The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions) was born in 1850 from a burning passion for the poor, and the need to witness God’s love to those who had never known it. 

So, Servant of God Bishop Angelo Ramazzotti, along with Pope Pius IX gave life to the first Italian Missionary Seminary. Eventually, in 1947, PIME was invited to the United States by Archbishop Cardinal Mooney and eventually settled in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Just as it was in those first days in the country, our Mission remains the same: to spread news of the silent struggles of our brothers and sisters in the missions and to connect them those whose spirits burn with the need to help.


Lasting Change

Children are subject to their environments.  Consequently, in many of the countries where we work children are often victims of a poverty that they cannot impact or escape. However, Sponsorships at a Distance offers the opportunity to impact the life of such a needy child, a disabled person, a young adult or even a seminarian. You can be a positive force, and help us make a big change, for just a small donation each month.

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to Transform Lives

We develop genuine Catholic communities through inter-religious dialogue and charitable work, all done with a focus on social justice. Above all, we bridge the gap that isolation, both physical and spiritual, can cause. We provide clean water, sustainable food sources, electricity, shelter, warm beds, medication, hospitals, schools, and even new places of worship. To sum it up: we don’t spread the Word of God, we witness it to others.

World Mission Sunday 2019

World Mission Sunday 2019

Join us on October 20, at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, MI, for the 12:30 pm Mass. Together we will celebrate World Mission Sunday as well as the reinvigoration of evangelization, in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and around the entire world!

September 10, 2019

The Pope to PIME: “Show Jesus”

Ahead of October, a month that has been declared an extraordinary missionary month by Pope Francis. We look back at the Pope’s request to PIME back in May to “Show Jesus.” A passionate invitation that was addressed to the missionaries who participated in the XV General Assembly of the PIME Missionaries.

Our Approach

Any charitable work that we commit ourselves to is done with a sustainable future in mind, and a constant respect for local cultures and established religions. Put simply, we provide the humanitarian aid that our charitable supporters fund in order to help the least fortunate, all while promoting dialogue.


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