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. Margaret Palli (Margaret of the Passion )

                                      Sr. Margaret Palli (Margaret of the Passion )


Since June 2019, Sr. Margaret has been feeling weak and sick. She was advised to do some further tests by her doctor. Yet, she continued her responsibility in the community. In the last week of September, Sr. Margaret had come to Hyderabad for a thorough medical checkup. To our shock, she was diagnosed with advanced Colon Cancer. As no treatment would work for her at this stage, she was shifted to Dr. Fernandes’ Hospital in Hyderabad  for palliative care. Last evening while she was on the way to St. Anne’s hospital, Kazipet for better care, she breathed her last.

Sr. Margaret was born on 17th October 1945 in Warangal district of Telangana to Mr. Devadattam and Mrs. Theresamma. She joined the pre novitiate at Pune in 1962 and made her final vows at Miryalguda in 1971. Sr. Margaret was a teacher by profession. She has been in many of the village schools in the capacity of a teacher and Head Mistress. She has even rendered her services in Our Lady’s School, Palmaner in Bangalore province. After her retirement from the school, Margaret has been to Gopalpur-on-Sea in Orissa, Naroda and Anand in Gujarat where she was engaged in Socio-Pastoral work. She was also local animator in Kethapally, Hanamkonda, Gopalpur-on-Sea, and Anand. Since June 2018 she accepted in obedience the responsibility to be animator of St. Gaetan’s Convent in Bhramanapally, Telangana.

Margaret was a cheerful and generous person. Her simplicity and sociable nature endeared her to many. Her involvement with her students went beyond the classrooms. She was involved in their overall development. Many of them kept in touch with her all these years. Margaret was a prayerful person and ever a student, learning new methods of prayer. As an animator she motivated the sisters to grow as a prayerful community and she touched the lives of many through family apostolate and pastoral work. She had special concern for the poor and needy and made efforts to find ways to help them in whatever way she could. she offered herself to the Lord on October 2019, at around 10.30 PM .                        

May she enjoy eternal happiness in paradise.