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


Beauty of Bl. Assunta Pallotta FMM



This saintly fmm so hidden but not shy,

Shun the lime light but the Light sought after her,

No great achievements to list had she but the one thing she achieved,

Years to her life she did not add but added life to her short span,

Did simple chores but remained genuine to the core,

Multi-facetted she was not, but all for Jesus was her only force,

A time for everything and one thing at a time was her mantra,

Beauty for her was not to attract but to point to the Beauty Divine,

Ever smiling, contended, grateful, ready for anything for Jesus sake,

She left her home, was at home in the institute and made sure to reach Home for eternity.

Assunta lived a life of simplicity, charity and beauty of soul,

So loving and hidden, so pleasing to God was she

God took her side, made her uniqueness known to all - through

A bewitching fragrance of violets, manifesting the beauty of her soul - least noted

Now no more on the face of the earth

But ever to be remembered, followed and valued

A life so  ordinary yet so saintly.

Assunta hidden then is now made known to all.

Dear Blessed Assunta  bless us all .....