About Us PIME (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions) is an International Society of Apostolic Life with more than 400 priests and 25 brothers who dedicate their lives to the mission among non-Christians in seventeen different countries. Founded in Italy in 1850, the Institute opened its North American Region Headquarters in Detroit in 1947. http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/frontpage.html Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:56:35 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bishop Angelo Ramazzotti named Venerable http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/200-rammven.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/200-rammven.html In recognition of his “heroic virtue” PIME founder Bishop Angelo Ramazzotti, was named Venerable. In a December 15, 2015, press release from the Holy See, the Servant of God, Bishop Angelo, was listed among the names under consideration for sainthood to be promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Pope Francis authorized the list with Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, prefect of the Congregation. Venerable is the second stage for the Catholic Church in the process of a person’s beatification.


Bishop Ramazzotti was born in Milan, Italy, on August 3, 1800 and died in Crespano del Grappa, Italy, on September 24 1861. He and Monsignor Guiseppe Marinoni are credited with founding the Seminary of Milan for the Foreign Missions, which would eventually become the Pontifical Institute for the Foreign Missions (PIME).

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Evening in Italia 2015: THANK YOU! http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/199-eiicf.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/199-eiicf.html

We are grateful for the large number of friends who were able to join us at our recent Evening in Italia benefit dinner, which was held at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan. The meal was delicious, but it was truly the company that made the evening special.

Next year's event, which is scheduled for October 6, 2016, is already being planned.

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2015 Fall Appeal http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/149-fallappeal1516appealcycle.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/149-fallappeal1516appealcycle.html

Much like New Year’s Day, the first day of fall seems like a good time for new endeavors. Here in the U.S., children and young adults return to school. It’s a time for new books, fresh supplies, and up-to-date outfits; a fitting time to start with a clean slate, ready to begin the season with an open mind and heart.

Here at PIME’s headquarters in Detroit, fall signals the beginning of our Annual Appeal cycle. Each year, we invite our friends to support the missions by sending out mailings four times, in September, November, February and June. This fall, we are trying something new. While regular financial support is crucial to the continuance of our mission work, we want to simplify things for our friends, cut down on expenses, and follow Pope Francis’ lead to be good stewards of our resources.



This year, all who make an Annual Appeal gift in response to the fall appeal will NOT receive additional Annual Appeal requests throughout the year.


(Of course, if you would like to receive them, just let us know. And as always, you will still be invited to participate in our Little Christmas Sweepstakes and our Novena in honor of Our Lady of Confidence.)

We humbly ask that you participate in our efforts by making an Annual Appeal gift this month. When you make this commitment, we can make plans that will provide the most resources for those who need it most, people like the smiling girl in the picture above.

However the Lord leads you, please remember to give us the gift of your prayers throughout the year, as we continue to pray for all of our friends and benefactors daily. There are many ways your support is felt in the missions. In turn, there are multiple giving options available that will allow you to structure your support in a way that best fits your goals. Thank you for helping us build a solid base that will help us do much good for many years to come.


Because you care, we can continue to help thousands of people in the missions like this little girl. If you would like to designate a gift to this appeal please click HERE


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2015 PIME Picnic http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/152-pime-picnic.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/152-pime-picnic.html













PIME Picnic


Thank you to all who attended our annual picnic! Once again we were blessed with beautiful weather, and our "backyard" was filled with friends. Fun additions this year included a DJ, face-painting and balloon art, which were well-received and enjoyed by all who attended. We are grateful to our sponsors and volunteers who contributed to another fun event. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the evening. (facebook.com/PIMEMissionaries)
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A Wine Tasting to benefit the PIME Missionaries http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/197-awtasdtbtpm.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/197-awtasdtbtpm.html

Thank you for your participation in this successful event! Look for more events like this one in the future.

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General Works http://pimeusa.org/index.php/donations.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/donations.html

"If we keep life only for ourselves, then it withers. Life is radiant from the moment we give it to others.” - Blessed Clement Vismara, PIME

How do our missionary priests and brothers serve the poor in 17 countries, bringing them hope, healing and the Gospel message?

They don’t do it alone.

The PIME Missionaries rely on our benefactors to pray for us, raise mission awareness, and provide for the very real needs of our missions. “General Works” refers to the primary works of our missionaries – the most important way that we touch the lives of the poor all over the world. There are great needs in our missions that must be provided for, needs that are not always met through our other programs.

When you provide for General Works, you are helping the PIME Missionaries become as effective as possible in completing their mission in:

• Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

• Healing hearts and bodies

• Sustaining new Catholic communities

• Providing for the physical needs of missionaries and those they serve

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Our Lady of Confidence http://pimeusa.org/index.php/olc.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/olc.html











My Mother, My Confidence

Mater Mea, Feducia Mea!

Novena Prayer

O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, to you we entrust our life. We are your children and in your hands we place all our needs. To you, Virgin of Nazareth, we humbly offer our desire to follow Jesus on the path of love with fidelity and perseverance, so that we may serve Him with an undivided and generous heart. Guide us always with motherly love. Sustain us in our weakness; strengthen us in hope. Increase our trust in God, our love for Christ, and our fidelity to the Church. Amen.

The Story

The Madonna della Fiducia (Our Lady of Confidence) is a beautiful portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Infant Jesus in her arms. It is small, copper, oval picture painted by Carlo Maratta (1625 – 1713). Maratta donated it to Sister Clare Isabella, the Abbess of the Poor Clares of St. Francis Convent of Todi, Italy. Sister Isabella developed a deep and tender devotion to the Blessed Mother through the beautiful painting. She received a promise of particular consolation from the Blessed Virgin Mary for all who venerate her through the image. Mary’s intercession is typically invoked through the short prayer “My Mother, My Confidence,” or by the recitation of the novena prayer that follows.

The Promise

“The divine Lady deigned to reveal to me that every soul that confidently presents herself before this picture will obtain from her Divine Son the general pardon for all her sins. Moreover, my divine Lady assured me with the love of a true mother that she would grant a special tenderness to everyone who contemplated this picture.”

The History

The devotion to Our Lady of Confidence by the seminarians of the Pontifical Major Seminary in Rome goes back to the late 18th century. A copy of the picture is venerated today in the chapel of the seminary, next to the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The seminary has always held the picture in great esteem. During World War I, the Blessed Virgin watched over the more than 100 seminarians and alumni who had recourse to her. Among them was the young Angelo Roncalli the future St. John XXIII. The late Fr. Nicolas Maestrini, PIME, an alumnus
of the Roman Major Seminary, obtained a canvas copy of the image from his alma mater. The picture came as a gift and was installed in the chapel of the newly built Maryglade PIME College in Memphis, Michigan in the 1960’s. Today, the painting hangs in the chapel of the PIME USA Regional Headquarters in Detroit.

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Annual Golf Day http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/71-annual-golf-day.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/getinvolved/events/71-annual-golf-day.html The PIME Missionaries’ 59th Annual Golf Day was held on Detroit area courses on Tuesday, June 9.

One of the longest-running, largest golf outings in Metro Detroit, Golf Day brought over 800 golfers to area greens. The event was held at the Golden Fox, Salem Hills, and Classic Fox courses. Participants were also invited to enjoy sport shooting at the Western Wayne County Conservation Association.

Funds raised through the PIME Golf Day will be used to support seminarians and to subsidize many projects including health centers, hospitals, schools, orphanages and pastoral centers throughout the world.


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A Celebration of God's Grace http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/174-acogg.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/174-acogg.html

Please join us in commemorating the Beatification of Fr. Mario Vergara, PIME
and the 60th Anniversary of our Mission Magazine
At the PIME Regional Headquarters

17330 Quincy Street - Detroit, Michigan 48221
(313) 342 - 4066

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Mass at 5:00 p.m.
Followed by a complimentary strolling dinner and refreshments

Kindly RSVP by September 8, 2014 by calling 
(313) 342 4066 or emailing events@pimeusa.org

Fr. Mario Vergara, PIME was ordained to the priesthood in October of 1934. A month later he began his mission in the Toungoo region of Burma (Myanmar).

During World War II he was detained in a concentration camp; when released he continued his mission with enthusiasm, daily confronting the dangers brought not just by a dangerous climate and extreme poverty, but by the political unrest and the oppression of the rebel forces.

On May 24, 1950, Fr. Vergara, along with his catechist companion, died a martyr's death. He was beatified on May 24 of this year.

PIME World Magazine, the bi-monthly publication of the PIME Missionaries formerly known as Catholic Life, is recognizing 60 years of publication in 2014. While many things have changed, the original focus, defined by the editorial board in 1954, remains: "We endeavor to bring you the intensely interesting story of the Church at home and around the world....to help you understand and appreciate the civilizations of people in mission lands....to enable you to work hand in hand with the missionaries....and to help you gain a true perspective of world affairs in relation to the Church."


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PIME Missionaries Collecting Aid for the Philippines http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/169-pime-aid.html http://pimeusa.org/index.php/component/content/article/34-news/169-pime-aid.html

In response to the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the PIME Missionaries are assisting in relief efforts.

Donations may be sent to PIME Missionaries, 17330 Quincy St., Detroit, MI 48221. Please indicate that you would like your gift to help this effort by writing "Philippines" on your check made out to PIME Missionaries.

For more information, call (313) 342-4066 (weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or email info@pimeusa.org

The PIME Missionaries are priests and brothers who commit to lifelong missionary service, especailly to non-Christians. Over 450 PIME Missionaries serve in 18 countries worldwide, including the Philippines.  As of November 11, there have been no reports of PIME Missionaries being injured as a result of the storm.

Click here to DONATE

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