Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F.)


Also known as: Missionare von der Heiligen Familie (Deutsch) / Missionari della Sacra Famiglia (Italiano) / Congregatio Missionariorum a S. Familia (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 77 houses, 810 members (595 priests) (2017)

Address: Via Odoardo Beccari 41, 00154 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.575.51.92

Website: Link




Moderator Supremus:PolandFr. Edmund Jan Michalski, M.S.F. (62)Fr. Edmund Jan Michalski, M.S.F. (62) (2007.10.10 – ...)
Moderator Supremus:NetherlandsFr. Wim van der Weiden, M.S.F. (1995.10.03 – 2007.10.10)
Founder:FranceFr. Jean-Baptiste Berthier, M.S. (1895)

Living Bishops (1 Archbishop, 5 Bishops)

IndonesiaArchbishop Justinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F. (66)Archbishop Justinus Harjosusanto, M.S.F. (66), Metropolitan Archbishop of Samarinda (Indonesia) and Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Indonesia

Papua New GuineaBishop Dariusz Kałuża, M.S.F. (52)Bishop Dariusz Kałuża, M.S.F. (52), Bishop of Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

IndonesiaBishop Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F. (56)Bishop Paulinus Yan Olla, M.S.F. (56), Bishop of Tanjung Selor (Indonesia)

MadagascarBishop Zygmunt Robaszkiewicz, M.S.F. (61)Bishop Zygmunt Robaszkiewicz, M.S.F. (61), Bishop of Morombe (Madagascar)

IndonesiaBishop Aloysius Maryadi Sutrisnaatmaka, M.S.F. (66)Bishop Aloysius Maryadi Sutrisnaatmaka, M.S.F. (66), Bishop of Palangkaraya (Indonesia)

BrazilBishop Guilherme Antônio Werlang, M.S.F. (69)Bishop Guilherme Antônio Werlang, M.S.F. (69), Bishop of Lages (Brazil)

Deceased Bishops (1 Archbishop, 15 Bishops)

2020: MexicoBishop José Luis Castro Medellín, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Tacámbaro (Mexico)

2019: MexicoBishop Miguel Patiño Velázquez, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Apatzingán (Mexico)

2016: MadagascarBishop Alwin Albert Hafner, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Morombe (Madagascar)

2015: IndonesiaBishop Franciscus Xaverius Rocharjanta Prajasuta, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Banjarmasin (Indonesia)

2013: IndonesiaArchbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau, M.S.F., Metropolitan Archbishop of Samarinda (Indonesia)

2012: IndonesiaBishop Wilhelmus Joannes Demarteau, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Banjarmasin (Indonesia)

2011: BrazilBishop Anselmo Müller, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Januária (Brazil)

2006: NorwayBishop Gerhard Ludwig Goebel, M.S.F., Bishop-Prelate of Tromsø (Norway)

1994: BrazilBishop Francisco Xavier Nierhoff, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Floresta (Brazil)

1994: IndonesiaBishop Yulius Aloysius Husin, M.S.F., Bishop of Palangkaraya (Indonesia)

1992: IndonesiaBishop Michael Cornelis C. Coomans, M.S.F., Bishop of Samarinda (Indonesia)

1988: MadagascarBishop Joseph Zimmermann, M.S.F., Bishop of Morombe (Madagascar)

1986: IndonesiaBishop Jacques Henri Romeijn, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Samarinda (Indonesia)

1984: BrazilBishop João Batista Przyklenk, M.S.F., Bishop emeritus of Januária (Brazil)

1980: NorwayBishop Johann Wember, M.S.F., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Northern Norway (Norway)

1953: IndonesiaBishop Giovanni Groen, M.S.F., Vicar Apostolic of Bandjarmasin (Indonesia)

Other Former Prelates (2)

1949: IndonesiaFr. Giacomo Giovanni M. Kusters, M.S.F., Prefect Apostolic of Bandjarmasin (Indonesia)

1939: NorwayFr. Giovanni Starcke, M.S.F., Ecclesiastical Superior of Northern Norway (Norway)

as of 2020.01.29

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