Annales de la Congregation de la Mission

Annales de la congrègation de la Mission et de la compagnie des filles de la Charitè, 1833-1963.

The Annales de la Congrégation de la Mission began to appear in 1834. The journal’s early purpose can easily be gathered from the subtitle: “Collection of edifying letters written by the priests of this Congregation employed in the foreign missions.” The periodical was founded under initiative of Jean-Baptiste Etienne in his responsibility for the foreign missions of the Congregation. In this, he was following earlier precedents, such as those of the Jesuits, who in the eighteenth century had publicized their missions in Lettres édifiantes et curieuses; and the Foreign Mission Society of Paris with its Nouvelles lettres édifiantes des Missions de la Chine et des Indes orientales, from 1818 to 1823. Etienne most closely copied the Annales de la Propagation de la Foi, whose articles he copied and imitated in content, edifying purpose, and format.

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