about usThe Seminary of Foreign Missions was founded in Yarumal, Antioquia, on July 3, 1927, by Bishop Miguel Angel Builes, Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos (Antioquia, Colombia). It was approved by the Holy See as a Pontifical Missionary Congregation in 1937, with the official name Yarumal Institute of Foreign Missions (IMEY) better known as Yarumal Missionaries or Xaverian Missionaries, in honour of its patron, San Francisco Javier

In 1971, after having worked for many years in Colombia, missions began in several countries in the Americas and Africa, Kenya becoming one of the countries targeted. Today, the Yarumal Missionaries are active in Samburu County under the  Catholic Diocese of Maralal. There, we are present in the three parishes of Barsaloi, Tuum and Lodungokwe where we reach out to the poor of the poorest; the most vulnerable and marginalized in the society.  


Our Mission: To promote, moved by the values of the Gospel, dignity and sustainability among the most marginalized.

Our Vision: Transformed communities where dignity prevails.