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.

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In Memory

Sr.Rosy Albert




“A person, who lives fully, is prepared to die at any moment”. It was true in the case Sr. Rosy Albert as she bid farewell to us at 3a.m. on 6th June 2017.She went to meet her Lord face to face and entered the fullness of life unexpectedly but peaceful and serene. Rosy received her religious name Pura Mary and was faithful to keep that holy name until her last breath. She breathed her last uttering” ‘Holy Mother, Holy Mother” At this return journey to the heavenly Father, May she enjoy the heavenly bliss with all the saints and angels.

Sr. Rosy Albert was born on 26th October1935 in Koilparambil family. She was the youngest among the six children. She did her schooling at Our Lady’s School boarding. In 1954 Rosy realized her call to religious life and joined in Our Lady’s, Thoppumpady.

  After her first profession, she was appointed as an office staff and hostel warden in Our Lady’s Teachers Training School.  Many of our present teachers, who were then students under her training, recall that it was the golden time of the training Institute and she trained them for life. 

     After retirement from teaching profession, she was appointed as superior in Our Lady of Lourdes convent, Lourdepuram and Providence Convent, Bangalore. She served many years as Correspondent of the schools in Kerala region. She continued her service in giving special coaching for FMM candidates. 

   Sr. Rosy has given us a great lesson that the greatness of a person does not consist in position but in reaching out to others in selfless service. At the evening days of her life, she was a loving senior sister who could understand the needs of the community and render her service at the best of her ability in spite of her ill-health. Every visitor to the community  could feel the spirit of Franciscan hospitality through her warm and loving personal approach. As Fr. Robin OFM rightly said at the funeral oration, it was a “Rosy Albert touch” in everything she did.      

      She had a special quality to read the mind of the people who approached her and to fulfill their desires with great concern and love. She was a faithful and committed person who loved her FMM life and a faithful servant of Mother Mary. In fact Rosy was an inspiration to each of us in the Institute and to the people in the locality.

Teacher training students who were under her formation would never forget the enriching experience and effective leadership formation acquired from her. “Broad vision and values of life for success” was the motto given to them. Her spiritual guidance, sisterly correction and accompaniment helped them to face difficulties and problems in life with courage and hope.

The light which Rosy has lit is still burning bright as her students transmit its radiance to the future generation. We are proud of Sr. Rosy and have the courage to say that she is still alive among us.The departure of Sr. Rosy is a loss for us. She bid us a grace filled good bye as she went to meet the author of life.

                                                                                                               Lillykutty and Victoria 

                                                                                                                   ST. ELIZABETH CONVENT, KATTIPARAMBU