Missionaries of Fátima


Founded in 1972 in Fatima, Portugal, the Missionaries of Fatima serve the Diocese of Ciudad Obregón in the Mexican state of Sonora.  Located in Álamos, this religious institute serves the people of southern Sonora through spiritual attention to the sick and dying, evangelization ad

gentes, pastoral care of towns in the Yaqui Valley, and teaching in the

Diocesan Seminary.   Information on the history of the order and its on-

going programs can be found on this website, and please be a friend on

our Facebook page under the heading Misioneros Adoracion Perpetua.

Álamos, Sonora, Mexico:  Home monastery of the Missionaries of Fatima (line drawing©Michael Carpenter)

Founding Father


   Father Aloysius Ellacuria, 1905 - 1981, was known for his healing ministry, counseling, and spiritual direction and blessing for the sick and dying during his nearly 52 years of priesthood.

    The third of nine children, Juan Luis Ellacuria entered the Claretian Missionaries as a postulant at the age of 11 and was ordained in Burgos, Spain, Nov. 3, 1929.  His ministry included teaching and spiritual direction at 

Claretian seminaries, and he is the founder of the Missionaries of Fátima.  Fr. Charles Carpenter

tells about the history and work of the Missionaries of Fatima in the video below.

Contact Information

E-mail:  carpentermap@gmail.com

Telephone:  011-52-647-428-0227

    Persons wishing to join our third order are to apply for membership.  After being accepted, their obligation consists only in offering one Holy Hour per month for all members of the Institute, both lay and religious.  The purpose is to share the spirituality of our Order.

    Our missionary priests are designated by the Superior General to three different tasks:  1) Some to external works of ministry, including administering the sacraments and preaching near and far; 2) others to educating our seminarians; 3) others serving the day-by-day spiritual and material supervision of the Order.  Some of us have more than one of these tasks.  At our council meetings in February, May, and August, we review what God is doing through us in order to correct ourselves and conform ourselves better to His Will in all things.

    We have our annual Pot Luck in the month of October, in Torrance, California.  The time and place is announced in our newsletter. Those who wish to receive our newsletter may do so by requesting it at our address in Torrance (given below).

    Our material needs are taken care of by divine providence, to cover all expenses related to evangelizing the poor, which includes educating our seminarians and maintaining two houses (mother house and mission) in a state of repair.

    Donations or Mass stipends may be sent to our Stateside post office box:  Missionaries of Fatima, P.O. Box 10006, Torrance, CA 90505. 

    Our motherhouse is located 500 miles south of the Arizona border.  The address is: APDO 44; Alamos, Sonora; 85763 Mexico.  Telephone:  011–52–647–428–0227.  Email: carpentermap@gmail.com  (The best way to contact us is through our Stateside post office box, or through email.)


This website was created by Errol Zimmerman of Phoenix, Arizona, who works with the priests of the Missionaries of Fátima to keep the content current.