Society Of Pilar – An Overview

BRIEF 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 1891
  • It was reorganised in 1939 at Pilar.

MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW (Feb 1, 2019)

  • 2 Bishops
  • 354  Priests
  • 10 Lay brothers
  • 76 Professed members for the priesthood

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