The first missionary religious congregation for women in the history of the Church and the world is the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary founded in 1877 by BL. Mary of the Passion, now in the 139th year of its course.

Franciscan in its essence.
Missionary in its services
Mary - like in its approach.

» Dedicated to universal mission

» Seek strength from the Eucharist

» And offer ourselves in challenging services

Empowerment of women

Her desire to serve the less fortunate led her to open educational institutions, health-care services and set up self-supporting activities for women. We respond to the vulnerable and the marginalized of our days, focusing especially on women through varied services, empowering and assuring them a dignified life. In a spirit of minority and solidarity we commit to live in inter- connectedness with the cosmos, care for mother earth thus sharing God`s gifts with all. Through the powerful means of the media we share our spirituality and promote higher levels of communion among people.