Directory of Associations

The Directory lists only the international associations of the faithful
and other ecclesial realities
formally recognized or erected by the Dicastery.
A review of all the presentation previously published in the Directory
is currently underway. This will also allow
the inclusion in the Directory of associations
that have only recently received recognition from the Holy See.

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Risen Jesus Community

OFFICIAL NAME Comunità Gesù Risorto   ACRONYM CGR   ESTABLISHED 1987   HISTORY The Risen Jesus Community was founded in Rome on the ...  

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Sanguis Christi Union

OFFICIAL NAME Unione Sanguis Christi    ACRONYM USC   ESTABLISHED 1808   HISTORY The USC was founded in Rome at the Basilica of ...  

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Sant'Egidio Community

OFFICIAL NAME Sant’Egidio Community   ALSO KNOWN AS Sant’Egidio   ESTABLISHED 1968   HISTORY  The Sant'Egidio Community was ...  

School of the Cross

OFFICIAL NAME Escuela de la Cruz   ALSO KNOWN AS School of the Cross   ESTABLISHED 1965   HISTORY School of the Cross was founded in ...  

Schönstatt Women's Apostolic Union

OFFICIAL NAME Unión Apostólica Femenina de Schönstatt   ESTABLISHED 1920   HISTORY The Schönstatt Women’s Apostolic Union has its roots in ...  

Secular Missionary Carmel

OFFICIAL NAME Secular Missionary Carmel   ACRONYM CMS (Carmelo Misionero Seglar)   ESTABLISHED 1988   HISTORY The CMS was founded by ...  

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Seguimi Lay Group of Human-Christian Promotion

OFFICIAL NAME “Seguimi” Lay Group of Human-Christian Promotion   ALSO KNOWN AS “Follow Me”   ESTABLISHED 1965   HISTORY The ...  

Servants of the Living Christ International Association of the Charismatic Renewal

OFFICIAL NAME Associazione Internazionale Rinnovamento Carismatico Servi di Cristo Vivo   ACRONYM A.I.R.C.S.C.V.   ALSO KNOWN AS Servants of ...  

Shalom Catholic Community

  OFFICIAL NAME Comunidade Católica Shalom   ALSO KNOWN AS Shalom Catholic Community   ESTABLISHED 1982   HISTORY The Shalom ...  

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Silent Workers of the Cross Association

OFFICIAL NAME “Silenziosi Operai della Croce” Association   ACRONYM SODC   ALSO KNOWN AS Silent Workers of the ...  

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St Benedict Patron of Europe Association

OFFICIAL NAME St Benedict Patron of Europe Association   ACRONYM ASBPE (Associatio Sanctus Benedictus Patronus ...  

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St Francis de Sales Association

OFFICIAL NAME St Francis de Sales Association   ALSO KNOWN AS Daughters of St Francis de Sales   ESTABLISHED 1872   HISTORY The origins ...  

Teams of Our Lady

OFFICIAL NAME Équipes Notre-Dame   ACRONYM END   ALSO KNOWN AS Teams of Our Lady   FONDAZIONE 1939   HISTORY The Teams of Our Lady ...  

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Teresian Apostolic Movement

OFFICIAL NAME Movimiento Teresiano Apostólico   ACRONYM MTA   ESTABLISHED 1977   HISTORY The Teresian Apostolic Movement has its ...  

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Teresian Association

OFFICIAL NAME Teresian Association   ACRONYM TA   ESTABLISHED 1911   HISTORY The Teresian Association was founded in Spain in 1911 by ...  

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The Houses of Adoration

OFFICIAL NAME Association “Les Maisons d’adoration”   KNOWN AS The Houses of Adoration   ESTABLISHED 1983   HISTORY The Association of ...  

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Union of Catholic Apostolate

OFFICIAL NAME Unione dell’Apostolato Cattolico    ALSO KNOWN AS Union of Catholic ...  

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Via Pacis Association

OFFICIAL NAME Associazione Via Pacis    ALSO KNOWN AS Via Pacis   ESTABLISHED 1979   HISTORY The Via Pacis Association originated ...  

Work of Mary - Focolare Movement

OFFICIAL NAME Work of Mary   ALSO KNOWN AS Focolare Movement   ESTABLISHED 1943   HISTORY At the beginning of the 1940s, in the climate ...  

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Work of Nazareth

OFFICIAL NAME Opera di Nàzaret   ACRONYM ODN   ESTABLISHED 1964   HISTORY The Work of Nazareth was established in the early ...