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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Our families


The feast of the Holy family is celebrated by the Church to inspire and fortify all families to live as a unit where the parents and children bond together in faith, live in hope and blossom in love. Respect for parents and obedience to them is the model set by Jesus himself.

The reality of our times is that a number of families are broken. No respect and love between couples, begotten ones are ignored or pampered so much that parents become only providers and not models. Negligence, failure and irresponsibility are at the core.

In the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph everything was in its place. There was peace and unity in the family.

We pray for the broken families to be f restored to unity through responsibility to provide, to care and to foster warmth and well being. Let all families become basic Christian communities where good values are taught, caught, lives and propagated.

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