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.

» Dedicated to universal mission

» Seek strength from the Eucharist

» And offer ourselves in challenging services


Mothers day for the



The loss was great when on 14th Nov 1904 she breathed her last and left for her final reward for  the struggles she lovingly bore  in founding the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

She whispers to our hearts “The more love there is ... the more we will be at the service of love, of charity for God and for our neighbour.” She made “the aim of the institute Universal...”

“Look at the faces of my people; you’ll find expressions of love and despair, hope and joy, sadness and desire, and all the human feelings that live in the hearts of people of all cultures. Yet, the heart never knows the colour of the skin.” Chief Dan George, My Heart Soars, 1974

 The Foundress Bl. Mother Mary of the Passion, Our Beloved Maman invites us on 15th November 2011

 To rise above differences,

 Embrace all in the heart of Christ,

 Awaken the dormant zeal to answer the urgent needs of our time;

 Above all through our life and prayer

 Kindle ablaze the flame entrusted to us.


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