Focus 2009

MSMHC - ING01-03-2009

Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC)
Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right


Stephen Ferrando SDB, the Bishop of Shillong

Founded on: October 24, 1942
Founded at: Guwahati Assam, India
Date admitted to SF: 1986
Mother General: Sr. Mary Thadavanal (untill to 2012)
Members: 964 Professed Sisters
Presence: 4 countries, 5 provinces, 163 houses
  India : Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Shillong, Kolkata and Bangalore
Italy, USA, Africa
  The promotion of the glory of God and establishment of his kingdom, which is achieved through personal holiness of life, mutual up-bringing for the integral growth of every member and their commitment to missionary evangelization.
The primary and essential element of the charism of the Congregation is missionary evangelization, which affects all the aspects of apostolic undertakings. It is expressed in the motto: “Go to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.”
The Congregation is fully involved in the mission of the Church, which is “missionary by its nature.”
Mission Activity:
  Missionary apostolate, evangelization and catechetical instruction, especially of women folk and children in the villages.
Schools, boarding houses, oratories, dispensaries, mobile clinics, homes for the aged, orphans and street children, vocational training centers and schools for the disabled, rehabilitation of HIV/ AIDS patients and organizing the domestic workers
Brief Story:
  24-10-1942 : Founded
21-03-1977 : Institute of Pontifical Right
1986 : Official recognition as a member of the Salesian Family
13-08-2006 : The diocesan process for the canonization of Arcbishop Stephen Ferrando sdb closed

Address of the Generalate: Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians
Little Flower Convent
Hatigaon Dispur
781006 GUWAHATI Assam India
elephone: 0091-361-2226820/2263631