The Consolata missionaries ( Latin : Institutum Missionum a Consolata ( order abbreviation : IMC ) ) are a Roman Catholic religious order . The order is also known as the Turin Missionaries . The female branch is the Consolata Missionary Sisters .
Initially, it was the aim of the Turin clergyman Giuseppe Allamano to support the work of the Capuchin missionary Guglielmo Cardinal Massaia in Ethiopia . For health reasons, Allamano could not take the trip. He worked with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions and was moved to found an order by Archbishop Agostino Richelmy of Turin and seventeen other bishops .
The order of the Consolata Missionaries was finally founded in 1901 by Giuseppe Allamano, the then rector of the Shrine of the Madonna Consolata in Turin , as an order of men . In 1910 the Consolata Missionary Sisters were founded .
In 1902 the first missionaries traveled to Kenya . In 1909, with the Decretum laudis, Pope Pius X recognized it as a mission institute under papal law .
Today the Consolata missionaries are particularly active in Africa , Brazil and Argentina . The seat of the superior general is in Rome .
Members of the order were kidnapped or murdered several times.
- Filippo Perlo (1926-1929)
- Domenico Fiorina (1949-1969)
- Pietro Trabucco (1993 - May 10, 2005)
- Aquileo Fiorentini (2005 - 2011)
- Stefano Camerlengo (June 8, 2011 - ...)
- ^ "Consolata missionaries freed from the hands of the kidnappers," agenzia fides, January 9, 2004
- ↑ "Burial of the murdered Consolata missionary on January 23rd" , orden-online.de, January 21, 2009
- Website of the Consolata Missionaries (English / Italian / Spanish / Portuguese)
- Website of the Consolata Missionary Sisters (English / Italian)
- Entry to Consolata Missionaries on Orders online
- Sermon on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the institute founded by Blessed Giuseppe Allamano (June 16, 2001) (Italian)