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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Oneness of support



     The shootout at Connecticut, at theatres and malls;

         the family of Ms.Saldhana and

                 the numerous other incidences of animal behavior...

The recent happenings of assaults on women and children at various places are shocking, unbelievable yet so very real. Troubled persons why do they pick on crowded places to avenge themselves. Innocents are targeted - helpless children in schools, people in shopping malls etc. Birth of a child brings joy. When parents treasure their children as priceless, such sudden deprivation must be an intolerable, painful agony. The plight of women both young and old, the rampant immoral urge for sexual satisfaction, in a gang, cannot go lower than this level. The media covered cases are but a few while numerous other victims mourn their helpless plight ignored and in hiding

There is a promise of an Avatar to redeem, relieve and restore to order the erring humanity. The days we now live in are devoid of values. Humanity stands in desperate need of redemption, divine intervention and restoration..

With the joyous Christmas season around, the ones affected and their families will be in the dark, mourning the loss of their dear ones in such an unexpected and gruesome manner.

Let our oneness of support in this time of sorrow be our gift to them

As co- beings, we share their sorrow and pray to the Divine Babe to help them to cope courageously  with this situation and in the course of time to heal.

United with the Church and nations we express to the families of the affected, our oneness as believers in Christ and pray that His blessings restore smile on their faces. Christ, the dispeller of darkness, guide and guard each of them in your secure embrace now and in the year to dawn.

                                     Let inhuman and immoral crimes come to an end in our so called developing world.

                                Let us create a value based new life in 2013.


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