About Scalabrini Villages

The Scalabrinian Missionaries

The Congregation of the Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo or the Scalabrinians is an international community of priests and brothers founded in Piacenza, Italy, in 1887 by the Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini.

The congregation was called to nurture the religious life of migrants and refugees, especially in the destination countries of the migrations.

Through their sensitive listening and pastoral commitment the Fathers responded to the needs of the ageing and frail Italians.

The Scalabrinians are currently located in 24 countries across the continents of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

They also manage homes for refugees, migrants and deported aliens, seamen’s centres and centres for migrant studies.



Scalabrini Village Mission

The work of the Scalabrini Fathers includes the religious and spiritual care of migrants, ensuring their social welfare and developing their social centres. This work has included providing aged care and has resulted in the development of the six Scalabrini Villages, five in Sydney and one in Griffith and San Carlo Home for the Aged, in Melbourne.

These Scalabrini Villages are inspired by the Christian ideal of love and caring in providing a homely environment to aged and disadvantaged residents of Italian origin who are in need of care.