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.

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Feast of the Sacred Heart





Christ's side is the "source" to which we must take recourse "to attain true knowledge of Jesus Christ and to experience his love more profoundly," In this way,"  "we will be able to understand better what it means to know in Jesus Christ the love of God, to experience it, keeping our gaze fixed on him, until we live completely from the experience of his love, to be able to witness it afterward to others."


"Near the Heart of Christ, the human heart learns to know the authentic and only meaning of life 
 and of its destiny, to understand the value of an authentically Christian life, to be removed from certain perversions of the heart, to unite filial love of God with love of neighbor," Benedict XVI wrote, quoting Pope John Paul II.

Lord our God,
grant us the grace to desire you with our whole heart,
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding you, we may love you;        
and loving you, we may hate those sins        
from which you have redeemed us.       
                                -Saint Anselm of Canterbury

                          May our humble hearts beat with love for God and our neighbour

                              Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart to you!



                            To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
                               to seek Him, the greatest adventure; 
                                   to find Him, the greatest human achievement.
                                                                                        - Saint Augustine





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