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.

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Long Live Our Pope!





Pope said his “primary task” would be to work without fail to reunify all Christians and that sentiment alone was not enough. “Concrete acts that enter souls and move consciences are needed,” he said. The Pope also declared his willingness to continue “an open and sincere dialogue” with other religions and would do everything in his power to improve the ecumenical cause.”

16th April – Pope’s 85th birthday

19th April – 6th anniversary of His election as Pope

29th June – 60th anniversary of His priestly ordination.

God bless our Pope Benedict XVI. He is indeed a blessing to our times. Let every effort he takes to promote your Kingdom values bear abundant fruit.

For all that he has achieved till now, we praise You Lord. For all that You would bring forth through him, we thank you lord. Let your Vicar continue to restore loving and living community of faith, hope and love on earth.

June 29 is the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination and drew attention to the Congregation for the Clergy’s request to bishops’ conferences “to promote celebrations of thanksgiving as well as prayers, centered especially on Eucharistic adoration, for priestly vocations.”

Quoting Pope Benedict, Father Lombardi spoke of the “audacity of God who entrusts Himself to human beings -who, conscious of our weaknesses, nonetheless considers men capable of acting and being present in His stead-this audacity of God is the true grandeur concealed in the word ‘priesthood.’

Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, had earlier called the request for worldwide Eucharistic adoration on June 29 “an exceptional opportunity to give thanks for our Holy Father, to pray for all of our priests, and to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood.


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