Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (S.F.X.)

Pilar Fathers

Also known as: Missionary Society of Our Lady of the Pillar (English) / Società Missionaria di Nostra Signora del Pilar (Italiano) / Societas Missionariorum Sancti Francisci Xaverii (latine)

Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Saint Francis Xavier, Our Lady of Pilar

Statistics: 26 houses, 480 members (330 priests) (2017)

Address: Pilar Deepti Sadan, Institutional Zone, P.O. Alto Porvorim, Bardez, Goa 403521, India

Phone: (0832) 241-6922/33

Website: Link




Superior General:IndiaFr. Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X.Fr. Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (2017.08.10 – ...)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Francis Carvalho, S.F.X. (2012.08.11 – 2017.08.10)
Superior General:IndiaFr. Tony Lopes, S.F.X. (2002.08.09 – 2012.08.11)
Founder:IndiaFr. José Bento Martins Ribeiro (later Bishop) (1887.09.26)

Living Bishops (2 Bishops)

IndiaBishop Aleixo das Neves Dias, S.F.X. (75)Bishop Aleixo das Neves Dias, S.F.X. (75), Bishop emeritus of Port Blair (India)

IndiaBishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (59)Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (59), Titular Bishop of Lysinia and Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi (India)

as of 2020.07.07

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