Society of the Catholic Apostolate

The Society of the Catholic Apostolate (SAC) is an international community of priests and brothers, founded by St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 – 1850) from whose name comes the popular name “Pallottines”. The official, Latin name for the Society is Societas Apostolatus Catholici, hence the abbreviation SAC.

Members of the SAC are found in more than 48 countries worldwide and in more than 300 local communities. We use seven 'official' languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

In the Australian Region, Pallottine communities can be found in Western Australia and Victoria.

The members, priests and brothers, bind themselves to the Society by the promises of chastity, poverty, obedience, perseverance, the sharing of resources and the spirit of service.

The basic motto of the Society is the words of St. Paul:

“The love of Christ urges us” (2 Cor 5,14).

Mary, Queen of Apostles, is the Patroness of the Society.

The Society is part of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate (UAC), founded in 1835.