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


Pure and simple of heart - Bl. Assunta Pallotta


                                        Always in the view of her beloved God

                                        Sure of his approval and pleasure

                                        Spreading an odour of dignity and sanctity

                                        Unperturbed with the hush and push of the world  

                                        Negotiating with a singular skill particular to her

                                        Towards her first and sole aim of becoming a saint

                                        All for Jesus was her life’s mantra.


                                         Persons are attracted by her unassuming manner

                                                 Always with a smile serene obliging,

                                         Lots of calls for help and services

                                         Lucky feels Assunta, to be the chosen one

                                         Overwhelming with zeal, quiet and hidden

                                         Tall she stands in the sight of God

                                         Taller than the rest of all around, but

                                         Always  humble, simple and a surely a child of God.


Dear BL. Assunta Pallotta

We, Fmms take pride in you. Celebrate your life and your day.

Thank you for showing us the way. We hear you say

Dear sisters,

Live the rule, with God  as your priority.

All will be well,and Your life will then tell -

A religious call, is to be all in all, in serving God.


                       Intercede for us to live saintly life like you Bl. Assunta Pallotta