Our Founder instructed his missionaries to become migrants with the migrants and to look after them safeguarding their Christian and human dignity against spiritual degradation, oppression and exploitation.
The Scalabrinians in Australia-Asia run seminaries, parishes, schools and missions. They also run migration study centers, migration offices and shelters, and publish migration bulletins, newspapers and magazines. Like their Founder before them, the Scalabrinians believe that, even with its painful side, migration is part of God's plan to bring all peoples and nations together in the one family of Jesus Christ.
The Missionaries of the Province of St Frances Xavier Cabrini have different backgrounds and different nationalities. We can say that they reflect the diversity of the migrant population they are serving.
Of the 62 Scalabrinians currently serving in the Province, 28 are Italian, 13 Filipinos, 9 Mexicans, 5 Brazilians, 4 Colombians, 1 Chinese, 1 Haitian, 1 Vietnamese. (From SFXC Province Directory 2011). They all speak English and most of them speak more than two languages.