Missionaries for Migrants
Missionaries for Migrants is a Web Page of the Provinces of Saint Charles and Saint John the Baptist of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians – an international community of religious missionaries serving migrants, refugees, internally displaced people and people on the move of different cultures, religions and ethnicities in thirty two countries and on five continents. The Congregation was founded on November 28, 1887, by Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905), bishop of Piacenza (Italy). It was the period of massive emigration from Italy and Europe toward the Americas. It was a far-reaching phenomenon whose importance Bishop Scalabrini was able to grasp in both its social and religious dimensions.
The Provinces of Saint Charles and Saint John the Baptist are located in eight countries (USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Columbia and Venezuela). The provincial offices are located in Staten Island (New York) and Oak Park (Illinois), respectively.
Our missionary focus is to be migrants with the migrants
and to be in mission with people on the move along with a special priority for the poorest migrants. As a result of our commitment in promoting the human dignity and human rights of migrants, as well as their faith and cultural values, we are being blessed with more and more vocations.