Institute for World Evangelisation - ICPE Mission| Missionary Vocation

Missionary Vocation


“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jesus Christ may be saying to you what He once said to Simon Peter and to Andrew at the lakeside:

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19)

What is your response? Will you reply as Isaiah did:

“Here am I, Lord! I am ready! Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

The Institute for World Evangelisation - ICPE Mission, gives you the opportunity to respond to God’s call in your life to live out the missionary vocation.

You can join us as we seek to know Christ and make Him known! You can become a part of an international community that strives to spread the Good News and manifest God’s love to the ends of the earth.

There are different ways how you can join us:

As an ICPE Missionary

The communal lifestyle we live in the various Mission Centres or households is intrinsic to God's call and invitation to come together as a people, to know Him and to make Him known.

Formation is given to those who express their desire to become an ICPE residential community member. Come join us on a School of Mission and explore if God is calling you to be an ICPE Missionary!

As a Priest of ICPE Mission

Priests and Seminarians have become a vital part in the ICPE Mission. In 2010 the first ICPE missionary priest was ordained and in the following years two more priests having completed their studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome became part of the fraternity.

The priests follow the spirituality of the community which is Ignatian and Charismatic while responding radically to the call of evangelisation  - leading people to a personal encounter with Jesus, through the sacraments, retreats, recollections, counselling, formation programs, seminars etc.  

For further information on the priests of the ICPE Mission you can contact Fr. Tony Alex. Email: priests@icpe.org

Consecrated Missionary

Through their consecration, the consecrated ICPE missionaries have chosen, by  living the way of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, to belong to God in a total and exclusive way. In this way, the consecrated ICPE missionaries desire to love and follow Christ more intimately, and that, "totally consecrated to God, they are totally given to their brothers and sisters, to bring the light of Christ where the darkness is the most impenetrable and spread hope to discouraged hearts" (Pope Francis). They are called to be a prophetic witness of the union with God and a sign that only Christ can satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart.

As the ICPE Mission is not a religious institute, the consecrated ICPE missionaries do not take religious vows but make private promises to live the evangelical counsels within the spirituality of the ICPE Mission and to pursue its apostolic purpose . 

For further information on the consecrated life of the ICPE Mission you can contact Esther Fong. Email: consecratedlife@icpe.org

As a Companion or Friend of ICPE Mission

"Above all, each member of the lay faithful should always be fully aware of being a "member of the Church" yet entrusted with a unique task which cannot be done by another and which is to be fulfilled for the good of all. …Such an apostolate is useful at all times and places, but in certain circumstances it is the only one available and feasible". CFL n.28

The Companions of the ICPE Mission are members of the ICPE Mission living the ICPE charism of Worship and Evangelisation in the heart of society and in the parish wherever they live, hence, carrying out their apostolate in their environment.

For more information on Companions of the ICPE Mission, please click here.

The Friends of the ICPE Mission "members at heart" informally linked to the ICPE Mission yet sharing in the same passion and spirit of the ICPE Mission to make Christ known and loved wherever they live.

As a Volunteer

Our missionary work provides ample opportunities for volunteer work. Whether you have one month or several, you too can make a difference with those who are waiting to receive the love of Christ.

On Community Experince

The Community Experience is the next step of ‘Initiation’ after the School of Mission for those who are discerning God’s vocation for their lives as part of the ICPE Mission. It enables a person to experience life as an ICPE missionary, its joys and challenges.

The duration of this experience is between six months to a year. This allows for sufficient time of exposure to the spiritual, communal and apostolic lifestyle on a Mission Centre. Together with this, on Community Experience, time is dedicated for formation and study on the Spirituality of the ICPE Mission, Community life, Discernment and Evangelisation.

The next stage after Community Experience, is a more formal type of formation for those who have discerned their vocation as a full-time missionary.

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What do I do to become a missionary?
What does a missionary do?
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Simply, find the answers for yourself.
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In our communities in different countries, there are opportunities for you to come and see for yourself, to get to know us, experience the different ministries, and most of all, to check out if this is what Lord is calling you to.

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Redemptoris Missio 1

The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the Church, is still very far from completion. As the second millennium after Christ's coming draws to an end, an overall view of the human race shows that this mission is still only beginning and that we must commit ourselves wholeheartedly to its service. It is the Spirit who impels us to proclaim the great works of God: "For if I preach the Gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!" (1 Cor 9: 16)