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. Phyllis Joseph Narlely FMM


  “I have run the race, I have finished my course, l wait for the wreath that lasts forever. These words of St. Paul can be uttered by sr. Phyllis to us today”.

 “If only you could see the splendour of the land to which our loved ones are called from you and me..... If only you could hear the welcome they receive from old familiar voices all so dear – we would not grieve”.

Narlely Ouseph Phyllis was born on 9th November 1928 to Mr. Ouseph and Mrs. Theresa as their 7th child. She was brought up by her parents in a God fearing and loving atmosphere and she learned from them the values of  love, caring , respect for others, sincerity etc... She started her schooling at the age of 6. She studied in a convent school so she developed a taste for prayer life and had a good faith formation.
From the early child hood she had the desire to join the religious life. When the parents came to know this they encouraged her and made arrangements to meet the parish priest and he directed her to the FMM convent. She was attracted by the daily Eucharistic adoration and decided to join the FMM family.

A charismatic retreat which she attended also helped her to respond to God’s call. Later her younger sister Veronica also followed her and she is in Our Lady’s Convent in Thoppumpady, Kerala. In 1953 on August 15th, she pronounced her 1st vows and became part of the Fmm family; she was sent to Coimbatore for Pharmacy training and then worked in Immaculate Conception Convent, pharmacy. From there she was sent to Manapad, Kanakamma Chatram, St.Thomas Convent, Mylapore, Stella Maris and then she was sent to Child Jesus Convent in 1993. She worked in the pharmacy and community health department. All her services were done with great love, accuracy, commitment and dedication. She was very prayerful and spent hours in front of the Eucharistic Lord.

After her Diamond jubilee on November 7, 2013 she became a member of Maria Niketan, the Infirmary. Her constant prayer was “Lord give me any amount of suffering but give me the grace to endure it, and God did answer her prayer. She spent most of the time before the Lord imploring His grace for the world.

Here we are gathered for the final adieu to you Sr. Phyllis. We would like to say a big thank you for all the services you have rendered whole heartedly to various people during your life.  Thank you for all that you have been and done for each one of us. We would like to render our heartfelt thanks to the family of Sr. Phyllis for offering her generously to God through the FMM Institute.

The Lord took her to himself on 11th January, 2016 at 6pm. May her soul rest in peace. Dear Phyllis, God put his arms around you and whispered “COME TO ME”. With tearful eyes we watched as we saw you journey to your eternal home. During this Eucharistic celebration, let us implore God’s mercy on Sr. Phyllis that she may enjoy eternal bliss.

Sr. Rose Francis fmm