Today, Missio supports the work of the Catholic Church in 1,070 mission dioceses – 157 countries – around the world.
We exist because of the incredible faith and pioneering compassion of some truly extraordinary people. Read more about them here.
The Red Box: one woman’s passion
Blessed Pauline Jaricot was born in France in 1799. Her mother died suddenly when Pauline was 17, which led her into a life of intense prayer.
Pauline was passionate about raising funds for overseas mission. As a young woman, she hit upon an idea…
Read more about Blessed Pauline’s life of faith – and journey to Sainthood here>>
Building the Church of tomorrow
Beset by tragedy at an early age, Jeanne Bigard became a virtual recluse. But she turned her hand to good works. When a missionary in Japan asked for financial help to build a church, Jeanne agreed. But one church building wasn’t enough…
Read more about Jeanne Bigard and the founding of the SPA here>>
A heart for children
Charles de Forbin-Janson was on the path to a glittering political career. But, despite his high connections in French society, Charles had just one aim: to serve God.
Read more about Bishop Charles and the beginning of Mission Together here>>
A foundation of prayer
In 1916, Fr Paolo Manna, a missionary serving in Myanmar, formed the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. He wanted to share the spiritual graces he had received through his work, and to encourage lay and religious to unite in bringing the Good News of Christ to others.
Read more about Fr Paolo and the founding of the PMU here>>