July 15, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pontifical Mission Societies
was born in Lyon France back in 1822. It was founded to promote Catholic missions taking place in different parts of the world.
Out on the ground, it helps missionaries who are working in third world countries and it also promotes projects within those countries. Through St. Peter the Apostle Missionary Union it also supports people, while they follow their vocation.
This year, it released a video which translates to “Vocation Road Map.”
It tells the story of young men in Peru, who discover their priestly vocation.
They also talk about how the Church has helped them in their journey. For some, exploring their vocation would be impossible because of financial hardships back at home. But with the help of the Church, it's possible. They also discuss original ways of tackling problems, like poverty, hunger and alcohol abuse in their country.
Thanks to this institution, about 1,000 seminarians from Latin America have received financial help
. It also offers scholarships to more than 5,000 female novices and about 3,000 male novices
from all over the world.