THE SOCIETY – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

  • The Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier is commonly also known as the Society of Pilar
  • It was founded in 1887 by Fr. Bento Martins in Agonda, Goa, then a Portuguese territory.
  • Its headquarters were transfered to Pilar, Goa in 1890
  • It was reorganised in 1939 at Pilar.
  • The Society was raised to Pontifical Rite in 2010 For a more detailed version, click here

MOTHER HOUSE: Pilar Monastery, Pilar, Goa, India 403 203
GENERALATE: Pilar Deepti Sadan, Alto Porvorim, Goa, India 403 521
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MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW (August 2020)
2 Bishops; 362  Priests;  9  Lay brothers;  71 Professed members for the priesthood

DIOCESES WE WORK IN (July 2020)
AGNEL REGION: Pune, Goa-Daman, Delhi, Bombay, Pune
DELHI PROVINCE:
Agra, Delhi, Simla Chandigarh, Jammu, Jullundur
GOA PROVINCE:
Goa-Daman, Belgaum,  Mylapore, Chingleput, Mangalore, Udupi, Karwar.
MUMBAI PROVINCE: Bombay, Vasai, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Nagpur, Goa-Daman
KOLKATA PROVINCE: Bhopal, Ranchi, Gumla, Asansol, Calcutta, Baruipur, Bagdogra, Dibrugarh, Miao, Guwahati, Shillong, Nongstoin,  Port Blair.
FOREIGN MISSIONS: Chicago (USA),  Southwark, Clifton (UK), Augsburg (Germany), Linz (Austria), Aprilia (Italy), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Saly (Senegal), Kathmandu (Nepal)

Listed in the Annuario Pontificio of 2019 on page 1442