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

Socio Pastoral

Promoting Justice, dignity, harmony and communion among people is the basic orientation of our socio pastoral services. The values of Jesus lie at the heart of the work of FMM sisters who work in solidarity with the marginalized to generate in them, new life and hope. Through active collaboration with the Local Church, we strengthen the faith of Catholics Visiting Families, participate in Inter- Religious Dialogue meetings and buildup up of basic Christian communities. Women empowered through our programmes enjoy all round formation and economic self-reliance. We also engage in outreach programmes, organize social work, and formation of women’s’ self-help groups. Home for the destitute, aged and children, legal aid/advocacy and networking with NGO’s...prison Ministry, women trafficking, relief works are some among the other efforts.