The Missionary Society of St. Paul, (or MSSP as it is widely known)
was founded by Mgr. Giuseppe Depiro in 1910. Its Motherhouse
dedicated to St. Agata is in the centre of Rabat, a town
neighbouring the ancient city of Imdina.
Beneath the beautiful Chapel of this motherhouse, where eighteen
members of the Society live, lie unique and well preserved
catacombs. A most interesting Museum adjoins the Chapel. The
motherhouse is part of a large complex which also houses a secondary
school for boys - the Missionary College of St. Agata, a sports
complex; a youth centre which also acts as a meeting place for CAM
youths and married couples.
At Santa Venera (Malta) the Society, following Mgr. Giuseppe De Piro
footsteps, is responsible for a boy's home called St. Joseph home.
In Birkirkara (Malta) the MSSP run a Centre for Doctrine, housed a
St. Dominic Savio 's Oratory. Lately, a retreat house was opened at
Zebbug Gozo with the aim of encouraging Pauline Spirituality.
The Missionary Society of St. Paul works amongst Maltese emigrants
in Australia, the USA and Canada. More evidence of this missionary
spirit is found in Peru' where members have been working for the
last 30 years in a number of parishes and pastoral zones round Lima,
Arequipa and in Aplao. They carry out pastoral and social work
amongst the poorest of people.
The Society has also been present in Pakistan for these last fifteen
years, working in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. Here they take
care of two Catholic parishes; run a seminary and work in the social
educational and medical field in an effort to improve matters for
the poor. Two members of the Society have also set up a new mission
in the Philippines which although still in the first stages is
already attracting a lot of people.
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