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Welcome to the website of the Diplomatic Society (DSSG) !
The DSSG is an international professional and fraternal society of diplomats and consuls dedicated to advancing global peace, development and humanitarianism. The Society, a non-profit organization was founded in 1996 in the UN in New York and has 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status.
The Archangel Gabriel is the Patron Saint of Diplomats, and the inspiration for the Society. He is recognized as “God’s Messenger’ by the Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths, and as a universal symbol for Interfaith Dialogue. Our motto is “Pro Deo Et Mundo” – For God and the World.
In furtherance of its mission the Society organizes conferences and training around the world and in cyberspace, and holds professional and social events at the diplomatic and consular corps level. While primarily a society of Catholic diplomats, the DSSG closely engages with brothers and sisters of all faiths. Members of other faiths are welcome in the DSSG provided they respect our ideals and traditions. Non-Catholic honorary members are members of the Diplomatic Society of the Archangel Gabriel.
Established in 1996 by Catholic diplomats at the United Nations in New York, the DSSG has become a truly global network. The Confrères Consœurs of the Society currently represent or are resident in Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Georgia,Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Liberia, Malta , Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,Thailand Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela and many other nations.
DSSG Confreres also serve with a number of international government and civil society organizations, including the United Nations Secretariat, the Trilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations, and numerous Diplomatic & Consular Associations. Members and officers of the Royal families of Austria- Hungary, Portugal, and Georgia.
The Diplomatic Society of St Gabriel is privileged to have joined with the global family of 800-year old Franciscan Order through collaboration with the Militia Immaculata (MI) USA. The MI has over 3 million members in 48 countries. Fr. Patrick Greenough OFM, Minister Provincial and North American President of the MI serves as our “Spiritual Protector”.The Order of St Francis has 11,000 Brothers and Sisters in 101 nations worldwide. The DSSG Cross has 12 points, in reference to the Prayer of St Francis.
Charity and faith are essential characteristics of the Society. Membership implies a duty to meditate with particular care on the love of one’s neighbor, the sick, the poor, emigrants, refugees, and all those denied their basic human rights. Members should profess, with all possible charity and humility the sentiments of noble and chivalrous generosity. They should serve as an example to their friends, families and community.