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.



“Marian, Franciscan missionary”

Discover the gifts of the Spirit for our time


“Sisters in apostolate and cloister”

Discover the many flowers in God’s garden


“Our Patron Saints show us the way”

Learn about our Patron Saints.

Staff Details
Sister Maria Simona Pia, FI Vocations Directress

106 Bullard Street
New Bedford, MA 02746
United States of America

Contact Information
Tel: (508) 990-0335
email: fsi.america@gmail.com