The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of God shall stand forever”
  Isaiah 40 : 8


         Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Pondicherry germinated in the year 1844 on 16th October in the Synod of Pondicherry. Rev. Fr. Louis Savinien Dupuis, M.E.P. is the Founder of our congregation. He kept in the forefront of the movement for women education.

Our Motto is Love and Sacrifice. Current the total number of Sisters in our Congrgation is 1060, 170 Convent and 367 Institutes all round the World. Today the Congregation is committed to Evangelization, Education, Social work and Health Ministries.

Totally there are Four Provinces and one Region in our congregation. St. Lourdes Province which is in Pondy – Cuddalore, St.Joseph’s Province in Trichy, Infant Jesus Province in Madurai and Assisi Province in Andhra Pradesh. Our only region is Dupuis Region located in East Africa


“Try to serve God in every way and to grow in virtues”
                                         - Rev. Fr. Louis Savinien Dupuis