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 143rd 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









O woman

Made beautiful and a fitting companion to man

You’ve emerged step by step

At times in leaps and bounds to assure the status intended by Creator

To be  a friend, compliment and proud partner

Equal with dignity and honor, rights and duties

To plan, decide, execute, rejoice and celebrate the outcome

Not only at home but outside as well.

For the emerged and the emerging women

May the future be bright, safe and a celebration of achievements is our wish.

May the wholesomeness in togetherness of equality and dignity be increased

And brought to fruition in our days and in the future is our earnest prayer.


If men were to resemble St. Joseph, ‘the just one’ whose feast we’ll soon celebrate

Then could the women like Mary be liberated, fulfilled and in song magnify the deeds of the Lord.


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