Society of St. Peter Apostle

The Society of St. Peter Apostle encourages prayer and financial assistance for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the missions. Founded in 1889 by Jeanne Bigard, a visionary young woman who saw the importance of investing in tomorrow’s leaders, this vital work continues today in 157 countries around the world.

Mission in Action

Sister Maureen treats tuberculosis patients in the Philippines.

Sister Maureen treats tuberculosis patients in the Philippines.

The Pontifical Society of St. Peter Apostle supports the formation of priests and religious who serve the poorest and most vulnerable in their midst – especially children in schools and orphanages, as well as elderly and sick people living in Catholic homes of mercy.

Priests and religious especially have been called by Christ to commit themselves “wholeheartedly” to His ever new and ever urgent mission. In India, the recently established Diocese of Sultanpet has one of the highest rates of illiteracy, poverty and unemployment. Under the leadership of Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, there are now 28 diocesan priests and 20 seminarians who can offer Christ’s redeeming love and abundant life.

Gifts supporting these missions can be sent to:

The Society of St. Peter Apostle
Archdiocese of Washington
Pontifical Mission Societies
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, D.C. 20017

For more information, contact the Office of Missions.