Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord
Congregatio Discipulorum Domini
Formation1928; 96 years ago (1928)
FounderCelso Costantini, CDD
HeadquartersXuanhua, Hebei, China
AffiliationsCatholic Church

Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (also known as, Congregatio Discipulorum Domini also its translation in Latin) is a Catholic religious institute, founded by future Cardinal Celso Costantini, an Italian, in 1928 at Xuanhua (Süanhwafu) of Hebei Province in China.[1] It was the only Catholic institute to be established in Asia.

The Congregation has been based in Taiwan since 1949 after Joseph Yang and other religious members fled; the congregation fell under the direction of Archbishop Joseph Guo Jincai.[2][3]


  1. ^ So, Francis K. H.; Leung, Beatrice K. F.; Mylod, Ellen Mary (2017-12-07). The Catholic Church in Taiwan: Birth, Growth and Development. Springer. pp. 71–84. ISBN 978-981-10-6665-8.
  2. ^ Tiedemann, R. G. (2016-07-01). Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Routledge. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-315-49732-7.
  3. ^ Sinicizing Christianity. BRILL. 2017-04-18. p. 217. ISBN 978-90-04-33038-2.