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


CHRIST, Our King


In total contrast to an earthly king,

Christ, our King is not seated on a throne

But hangs on a cross, stark naked under a death sentence, for our sake.

We are His and He is OURS:

Christ willingly gave up His power, prestige and comfort,

 He was ready to face inconveniences, sufferings even unto death.

He is humble and a true servant of all.

Gives up the palace and the entourage, to be for and with his people;

 Not commanding and condemning but

Willing to forgive and prepare a place: heaven - home for all.

If Christ is our King and we, His followers then we need to be like Him:

Humble, a servant, gifting self for the betterment of others.

Take the side of the poor and the needy;

Make their lives on earth peaceful, dignified and just.


We are a kingly race, a royal people with a difference simply because

Christ is our King