Throughout Glenmary's history, missioners have moved into counties, established the Church, nurtured the community to maturity, returned the parish to the local diocese and then moved on to areas of greater mission need.
Moving into a new missionary territory demands lots of energy and funding. Over the next five years, Glenmary anticipates hiring additional pastoral coordinators to assist in opening new missions, and to take over the care of existing missions so Glenmarians can move on to new missions or assume senior member status.
Over the past 70 years, Glenmary priests and brothers, along with coworkers, have nurtured and/or established over 100 mission communities to maturation. Today, our members staff over 40 missions and ministries throughout Appalachia and the South.