Scalabrini Order History
The Order was founded on November 28th, 1887 by Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini to bring service to the migrant and refugee people. They now serve in 20 nations in Europe, the Americas, the Philippines and Australia. In the United States and Canada they work in 51 cities and staff 64 parishes, 3 seminaries, 2 hospital chaplaincies, 2 seaman centers, 4 homes for older adults, centers for documentation and migration studies, as well as centers for Italian, Hispanic, Portuguese and Haitian apostolates. Scalabrinians are involved in both print and electronic media in the languages of newcomers.
On October 9th Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be proclaimed a saint. In St. Peter’s Basilica during the Ordinary Consistory, Pope Francis announced the date on which the Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians and inspirer of the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries, will be canonized.
Link to The Scalabrinian Missionaries
Link to Scalabrini Home Page - English
Link to Bishop Scalabrini Biography
Scalabrini Dukcevich Center