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 136th year of its course.
Franciscan in its essence
Missionary in its services
Mary - like in its approach.
Dedicated to universal mission
Daring to answer the manifold needs of our times
We seek our strength from the Word and the Eucharist
And offer ourselves in humble and challenging services.