The Edmundites care deeply about the problems and issues of the day. We were a voice for Civil Rights as early as the 1930s with the Edmundite Missions in Selma, AL and continue to dedicate our time, talent and resources towards addressing poverty and interracial justice today, primarily in African American communities. We choose to live among and identify with the people we serve, in order to work towards systematic change both within the Church and in the civic communities where we minister. For more information, visit: https://www.edmunditemissions.org/
This commitment is prevalent in so many of our ministries whether it is feeding hungry children in New Orleans, bringing poor and wealthy parishes together in Caracas or connecting Saint Michael’s students to opportunities to help the less fortunate. As is often the case with these apostolic works, we not only enrich the lives of those we serve but are enriched ourselves, becoming better priests and better men in the process.
“I became aware of Edmundites as a six-year old kid in Selma, AL. I grew up with the mission and saw extraordinary compassion and respect for people. I saw a willingness to sacrifice to help people. There was a great, great sympathy and empathy for the poor among those who came to Selma when I was a youngster.”
— Msgr. James P. Robinson, SSE
The heart of the Society of Saint Edmund’s mission is serving where the need is greatest, a credo that has led us to four core ministries: Social Justice, Education, Spiritual Renewal and Pastoral Ministry. It is through these core ministries that we live out a faith-based life of service and make a real difference in people’s lives by bringing them closer to God.