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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Missionary in its services
Mary - like in its approach.

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In Memory

Sr. Alice Kunjacko

Sr. Alice Kunjacko (Aliceamma) in Heaven


Sr. Alice was a simple, loving, generous, kind, self-giving person with compassionate and motherly qualities. Everyone affectionately called her Aliceamma. She was very friendly and hospitable to people and welcomed all who came to the community with a smiling face. She was very kind and helpful to the poor and reached out to all those in need. Her health has been very poor, had many operations and yet she went about doing many household duties, such as Linen Room, kitchen in charge, Pantry, House Administration and receptionist.   Her special quality is to serve all, especially the poor who comes to the door, with love. She would not send out anyone empty handed. She has been living the works of Mercy which Pope Francis is encouraging us to do. 

Sister Alice Kunjacko PALAKUDY (Claudia)  passed away on 21st April, 2016 at 10. 50 p.m in Maria Assunta Convent, Pune. Since, a year or so Sr. Alice has been suffering a lot, could only move around in a wheel chair, and since three months she has been bed-ridden, had lots of pain and her agony came to an end on 21st April. After receiving the Sacrament of the Sick Sr. Alice passed away peacefully when community sisters were around her, singing and praying. She was 89 years old. She has lived her FMM life with deep commitment and faithfulness. She lived a joyful and exemplary life .May her soul rest in peace

Cecily Paul fmm