The Mission Of The Franciscans Of The Immaculate
The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate are a contemplative-active Religious Institute of Pontifical Rite founded by Father Stefano Maria Manelli and Father Gabriele Maria Pellettieri.
We are the first female religious Institute in the history of the Church to observe the First Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi.
What distinguishes our Institute from others is the Marian Vow of Unlimited Consecration to the Immaculate that animates and permeates the three classic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. This gives a ‘Marian flavor’ to our entire life.
Sister Maria Simona Pia, FI Vocations Directress
106 Bullard Street
New Bedford, MA 02746
United States of America
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