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 143rd 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

Flash Message



Lourdes United, the First World E- Pilgrimage was a rare and most needed happening. It brought peoples and hearts together to focus, a full day in pious devotion in the presence of our Mother. Even people who had not been there could feel and experience the spiritual air, the natural beauty of the green, flowing stream, and the devotees steadily coming and joining the prayer in progress represented us, watching from our homes around the world. We in our community had it relayed the entire day and we were transported to Lourdes!

The pandemic with its control is also making new openings! The divided world on so many scores is brought as one to Lourdes with no other aim than to pray to our beloved Mother Our Lady of Lourdes. However worded, the countless multilingual intentions pouring in was for physical and spiritual health, to bless families, societies and the world at large. We really felt UNITED and we thank the organisers for their inspiration put into effect.

Bl. Mary of the Passion, our foundress said” the mission of Mary is  to lead to Christ, her Son”        


                                                         AVE, AVE, AVE Maria, now 16th July  and for ever!