Mother Mary, Our Model
We imitate Blessed Virgin Mary who said "Yes" to God (Lk. 1:38). By giving the name 'Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary', our Founder has given her as our Model and the first Patroness. We entrust ourselves to God through Mary, who believed that everything is possible for Him (Mk. 10:27), so that He may continue His mighty work in and through us.
St. Joseph, the Just
We accept St. Joseph, the just man, as our second Patron. We follow him and learn the dignity of labour through his humble and hard work. We follow him in his fidelity and righteousness.
St. Francis, the Poor
Following St. Francis of Assisi, our third Patron, who joyfully followed the footsteps of Christ, we unite ourselves intimately with Christ. We live the gospel poverty of St. Francis who was content with God alone and dedicated himself for the poor.
The sanctification of Sisters for the sanctification of Women.
We, the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary cultivate a vision and a dream of personal sanctification striving to establish the Kingdom of God following the example of our Master, the Risen Lord.By our vocation we are called to live in a community reflecting the image of the Universal Church and sharing in its mission of salvation.We dedicate ourselves with a sense of evangelization in the Catholic education of the society especially for women. We also undertake other apostolic ministries - health care, care for the aged, pastoral and social service - to achieve the specific objectives and charism of our Congregation.
As we are known as 'Immaculates', we need to imitate very closely our beloved Mother Mary in her gentle approach, through unconditional motherly love to our sisters, discerning God's will in everything and reaching out to the people with compassionate love in our ministries, in accordance with our Constitutions.