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


Date of Birth : 21st May 1839 at Nantes, France.
Foundation : 6th January 1877 – Missionaries of Mary
Affiliation to Franciscan Order : 1882
Thereafter we are called Franciscan Missionaries of Mary FMM
Death : 15th November 1904 at San Remo, Italy.
Beatified : 20th October 2002
"The entire World is our home" - Mother Foundress