Institute on Religious Life

Vocation Profile - Missionaries of Mariannhill

Missionaries of Mariannhill

Rev. Vergil Heier C.M.M.
Vocation Director
23715 Ann Arbor Trail
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

313-561-7140 ext.25
vocation@mariannhill.usm
www.mariannhill.org

International?Yes
Professed members320
Year founded1909
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy
Province/federationSherbrooke, QC, Canada

(Arch)dioceses
Detroit, MI
International
16 countries
Mission
The Mariannhill Mission Society is a pontifical mission congregation in the United States and fifteen other countries consisting of priests and brothers. We live by our founder Abbot Francis Pfanner's motto: "If no one will go, I will!" (spoken when a mission bishop asked for Trappists in 1879). Our apostolate is to bring the Faith to those places where the Church is not yet established or has disappeared. The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, also founded by Abbot Francis Pfanner, often work with us
Qualifications
Must be motivated by faith, be of sufficient maturity and good health, and possess personal qualities that give promise of being able to serve the Lord as a missionary.
Formation
For priesthood, ten years. For brotherhood, five to seven years
Age range/limit
High school +
Belated vocations?
Yes: Age range: After high school. Each case is judged individually.