The Holy See
 2. How did P.O.S.P.A. come about?  

"St. Michael's Major Seminary" "St. Michael's Major Seminary"
Kupang, Indonesia

It is the fruit of the missionary passion of Jeanne Bigard and her mother Stephanie, who at the end of the 19th century, laid the foundation for this Pontifical Society by calling the whole Church to focus on the irreplaceable role of the local clergy in the mission lands, and promoting their spiritual and material support. 

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Pontifical Mission of St. Peter the Apostle quickly grew, with the support of the Holy See which granted the Society Pontifical status (May 3, 1922), so as to make its work more effective and give it a more universal character.