Our Mission

Pope John Paul II called consecrated seculars "a prophetic presence" in the world, "light and salt, the sign and stimulus that distinguish the spirit of the
Sermon on the Mount."

Pope Paul VI characterized members of secular institutes as "the advance wing of the Church" and "spiritual mountaineers."

About SIM

The Secular Institute of Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ (SIM), an international institute of pontifical right, is located in more than 30 countries throughout the world and has a membership of more than 2200 members. It received initial papal approval in 1948 and definitive approval as a secular institute in 1953.

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Franciscan Spirituality

Franciscan Spirituality is Christocentric, for it sees in the person of Jesus Christ the human face of God, a light who reveals the world to itself as existing from and for God, stamped with Godʼs beauty and goodness. Self-emptying, coming among us as a servant, pouring Himself out for us, Christ revealed the depth of the love of God for all. It is this love that we seek to enter more fully through our consecration.



Life in SIM is a life of total consecration. Missionaries formally consecrate themselves to the Lord through the vow of celibate chastity and the promises of the Gospel counsels of poverty and obedience, as outlined in our SIM Rule and Constitution.