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


Using brain








With the help of a MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS a woman tried for hours to assemble a complicated new appliance she had recently bought. She finally gave up and left the pieces all over the kitchen table.

Imagine her surprise when she got back several hours later to find the machine put together by housemaid and functioning perfectly.

“How on earth did you do that?” she asked the maid.

“Well, ma’am,” replied the maid, “when you don’t know how to read you’re forced to use your brains.”

- reuben tellis