#GivingTuesday: A Day for Families

#GivingTuesday: A Day for Families What is #GivingTuesday and why should we participate? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. In a season focused on our families and giving thanks for what we have, #GivingTuesday means to bring focus also to our global family. Individuals, communities, and organizations in over 100 countries worldwide will come […]


Voices from the Days of Nepi

Voices from the Days of Nepi As members of the General Administrations of the eight male and female exclusively missionary Institutes founded in Italy – Consolata, PIME, Xaverians, Comboni – we met on August 5-12 at the house of the Consolata Sisters in Nepi, to pray and reflect together on the mission ad gentes. Forty-three […]


Manila: The Tumultuous Years

Manila: The Tumultuous Years His Excellency Pedro Bantigue (center) called the PIME Missionaries to one of their first socio-politicalclimates in the Philippines in order to strengthen it.By Anna Pozzi In the capital of the Philippines, PIME has known some of the most difficult situations in the midst of a dictatorship. When the local bishop, His […]


50 Years of PIME in the Philippines

50 Years of PIME in the Philippines The current PIME Missionaries ministering in the Philippines pose for a picture withthe General Superior of PIME, Fr. Ferruccio Brambillasca.By Giorgio BernadelliOver the course of its half a century of presence in this Asian country, in addition to the martyrdom of three of its priests, PIME has faced many […]


The Future is in Their Hands

The Future is in Their Hands Martina Cannetta (center) founded The Knot to help give sought after skills to young people from poor families; the “fabric jewelry” course is primarily targeted at girls.By Emanuela Citterio South of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a vocational school teaches dozens of girls and boys the goldsmith’s trade. It is a project […]


Peace for All Humanity

Peace for All Humanity Pigeons fly over the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 2018. Japan on Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Church calls for Hiroshima’s decisive prophetic commitment to social justice. It expresses a deep desire for forgiveness and reconciliation; for a new civilization of […]


The Missionary Farmer

The Missionary Farmer Bro. Ottorino is not one to wear a cassock, and he is never afraid to get his hands dirty, either!By Emanuela Citterio Brother Ottorino Zanatta, 68, is a PIME Missionary Brother and a farmer. He lives in Cameroon, where, in 2010, he accepted the challenge of renovating a farm that is located […]


Father Marazzi: A Mission of Humility

Father Marazzi: A Mission of Humility Fr. Mario Marazzi has established a long legacy of missionary zeal and understanding in his many yearsas a missionary in Milan and Hong Kong; he refuses to let age slow his enthusiasm.By Fr. Gianni Criveller, PIME On May 22nd, Fr. Mario Marazzi, a PIME missionary in Hong Kong, turned […]


Schools Founded on Peace

Schools Founded on Peace The threat of Boko Haram’s war against classrooms such as this one is always looming,but the people of Cameroon refuse to let their children’s future be decimated.By Anna Pozzi The violence of Boko Haram and endemic poverty plague the Far North of Cameroon as it tries to combat these realities with […]


150 Years of PIME in Myanmar

150 Years of PIME in Myanmar PIME Missionaries and local priests gathered for the Eucharist look out ona sea of 20,000 Catholics of various, regional ethinc groups.By Giorgio Bernadelli Over 20,000 Catholics of different ethnic groups participated in the anniversary celebrations of the arrival of the first PIME missionaries in 1868 in the former Burma. […]