In 1921, Vincentian priest, Fr. Thomas A. Judge, envisioned a Catholic Church where every member – priest, religious, and layperson alike – embraced their call be an apostle.
But it was this laity, armed with this missionary apostolic spirit, that Fr. Judge saw playing a central role in preserving the Catholic Faith, especially among those who were most marginalized and neglected.
Wherever the faithful are neglected or abandoned, Missionary Servants step in to accompany people in need, to be with them in their joys and sorrows and empower them to grow and preserve the Faith in their communities.
Surrounded, almost 100 years ago, by a group of mostly Irish- American followers, Fr. Judge set off for the Deep South in the U.S. to minister to the faithful who had been all but spiritually abandoned. Part of a larger family in the Church, the Missionary Cenacle Family, we share our charism with our Sisters, the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, and our lay collaborators, the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate and the Blessed Trinity Missionary Institute.
Fr. Judge’s vision continues to grow stronger, and now includes missions throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean and in the United States.
Drawing deeply from this vision Missionary Servants continue to work with the poor and abandoned. We serve marginalized communities in Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Haiti and the United States. You will find us on Native American reservations, in the heart of inner-city Chicago and Los Angeles, in the barrios of Puerto Rico and rural communities of Colombia, with those suffering from addiction in New Jersey and African American communities of Mississippi. We rejoice in how God has called us to be a light, shining brightly in the darkness of our world.
If you feel you may be called to the life and charism of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, then we invite you to consider the three questions Fr. Thomas A. Judge asked every young man considering a vocation with us:
Do you love God? • How much do you love God? • What sacrifices would you make for the love of God?