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.

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Invocation

Festival of Lights, All saints and All souls

             

          The joyous feast of Diwali brings cheer to the heart and lives of people.

     Light is cherished by one and all.

Feast of Lights magnifies the same

It brings light in the personal, family and community level.

                        Relationships can only widen, take in more, give more and wish more- 

                                                                      Peace, Prosperity and Well being.

 

                                    Dear God, Lord of light                                          

                                    Dispel the shadows and darkness that are caused by us

                                    Which make our life tough, limited and burdensome.

                                    Let your light invade, clear and brighten our innermost being

                                    So that we begin to see afresh, You The Supreme light in all

                                    And be guided in paths that are sure and pleasing to you.

 

                                     With the inmates of Vrindhavan we too rejoice

                                     As for the first time they are to celebrate the festival.

                                     Move our hearts that each of us,

                                     In turn will seek to bring joy and light

                                     To at least a few neglected and unfortunate ones.

 

                                     Heaven is the abode created for us

                                    We live a limited time here but for eternity there, with our God,

                                     Innumerable saintly persons and angelic spirits.

                                     Let the feasts of all the saints and the departed souls

                                     Remind us of the limitedness of our earthly existence

                                     And the blessedness that is in store -

                                                                     the boundless love of our Living God.

     

                                                                                        

 

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