The following are three simple questions that our founder, Father Thomas A. Judge would ask young men considering missionary life:
Question 1: Do you love God?
Question 2: How much do you love God?
Question 3: What sacrifices would you make for the love of God?”
How would you answer these questions?
Depending on those answers, especially to the last question, life as a Missionary Servant may be a good fit for you. Please understand, we Missionary Servants live simple lives and take vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty. In the words of Pope Francis, we are “pastors not princes.”
As missionaries we are sent forth and strive to be ever present in the lives of those we serve. We preach and live the word of God to bring hope, comfort, and relief to the suffering of the poor, the abandoned, and the most neglected by: spreading the Gospel; responding to the needs of the poor, isolated, marginalized, and those without hope; and guiding, forming, and ministering with lay missionaries in parishes, neighborhoods, and communities across the United States and Latin America.
Check out these two short videos from recently ordained, Fathers Nsom and Aro in which they share thoughts on religious life.
Men of Faith who serve in parishes as pastors, chaplains, and counselors. We walk with those who feel abandoned, alone, and marginalized, we minister to the sick, the elderly, the incarcerated, the addicted and the troubled.
Dedicated to preserving the faith in areas and among people who are spiritually neglected and abandoned, especially the poor.
Men of Community living and working together, committed to our founder, Father Thomas Judge’s words “doing all for the love of God.”
A discipleship of equals: Brothers and priests serve in tandem and serve each other. Priesthood is seen as a ministry, not a step up the ladder.