Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) marks the 150th anniversary of
its arrival in
on April 10, 2008.
The ensuing narrative, albeit not exhaustive, illustrates in words, photographs
and documents, the lives and work of the 207 PIME missionaries who came to
. For many decades they were known, as the book's title hints, as the Foreign Missionaries
PIME missionaries were trailblazers of change, and they, themselves, changed. They
had to re-invent their methods and re-package their mission on account of the otherness
of the interlocutors, and the swift transformation of the local communities. In
the process the missionaries gained a better knowledge of themselves and their resources.