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Seva missioneries sisters of Mary

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On realizing the need of making Christ known is the villages of Ponneri Taluk,began his missionary work in the year 1968 together with some legion of Mary members. With three of them, namely ,Ms . Mary Sebastian ,Ms.Arokiamary and Ms.Victoria Peter ,he formed a community at Minjur in 1970 . such was the humble inception of the ‘Seva Missionary Institute’ ,founded on 1974 with the Charism “Evangelization in villages” and the motto “Go and Teach Ye All Nations .” This ‘pious Union’ was later raised to a Religious Congregation of Diocesan Rite. “The Congregation of the Seva Missionary Sisters of Mary”, with it’s constitutions , Rules and Regulations, was approved by the Most Rev. Dr. Arul Das James, Archbishop of Madras – Mylapore, on 8th December 1996 with the sanction of the Holy Father. It spouted from a tiny seed of three members and spread its branches. At present it has 37convents with 200 professed Sisters working in the dioceses of Madras – Mylapore, Chingleput, Sivagangai , Madurai, Vellore , Eranakulam ,Warangal(AP), Meerut(UP), and in the three Italian dioceses of Alessandria, Florence and Trino.

The Congregation’s Charism of evangelization is carried out through variety of ministries , such as Social Work ,Schools, Medical centers’ ,Old Age Homes ,Orphanage ,Hostels for Girls and Working Women ,Vocational Training Centers , Evening Coaching Centers while at the same time focusing on family visits, family counseling and parish activities, all obligatory or ever member .

SMSM – VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

We, the Seva Missionary Sisters of Mary, following in the footsteps of our Founder, feel called to transform human society.

VISION

  • By strengthening personal prayer, reconciliation and relationships
  • By transforming poor families in rural areas
  • By making Christ and His Kingdom Values known and loved
  • By our witnessing to life with confidence, courage and compassion

MISSION

  • To protect and promote the life and dignity of women and children among the low-income groups in rural areas
  • To accompany and empower poor families in rural areas through our active involvement and total commitment
  • To be available to all other families who need us today for their growth and development

SPIRITUALITY OF SMSM

MARIAN MISSIONARY SPIRITUALITY

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‘’We cultivate union with God,aware of the need to pray without ceasing in a simple heart-to heart colloquy with the living christ,and with the Father.Attentive to the presence of the sprit and doing everything for God’s love,we become contemplatives in action.As missionaries called to follow the Master Missionary Jesus we are called to cultivate in us all the virtues which were present in Jesus. Mary as the first disciple of Jesus, in spite of her motherhood adopted Jesus’ way of life in following her son.

We have five houses in the Archdioces of Madurai. We started our mission in Anna Nagar parish in 1990 we are engaged in pastral ministry of the parish and visiting the familes to make the God known deeply along with we run working women’s hostel, technical institution and nursary school at Melamadai.
We thank almighty God for his heavenly blessings and divine love in abundance on each one of us and the congregation.

MADURAI MISSION

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May God be Glorified

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