The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) marks the 150th anniversary of its arrival in Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong . For many decades they were known, as the book’s title hints, as the Foreign Missionaries of Milan.
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.
From Milan to Hong Kong : 150 years of mission
Title :From Milan to Hong Kong – 150 years of mission
Author :Gianni Criveller
Publisher :Vox Amica Press
Publication date :April 2008
Edition :First edition
Number of pages :200 pages
Price :HK$100.00/US$13.00 (postage excluded)