Rooted in Christ


Welcome to our Marian, Franciscan, Missionary Family

whose life direction is becoming a contemplative,

compassionate  presence to those most in need.


January is Human Trafficking Month

“Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our
efforts to free victims and stop this crime that has become ever more
aggressive, that threatens not just individuals, but the foundational
values of society.”
– Pope Francis     

Facts about Human Trafficking:
• There are an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern-day slavery worldwide. Of these, 25 million are victims of labor or sex trafficking and 15 million are people trapped in forced marriages.
• Nearly 30% of all victims are men and boys; increasing to 46% for victims of forced labor
• Unfortunately, stakeholders have increasingly found that individuals in situations of forced migration, such as refugees and unaccompanied children, are particularly vulnerable to labor and sex traffickers.
• Victim identification remains a significant challenge to U.S. efforts to prevent trafficking, prosecute perpetrators, and protect victims.
• Calculated as a 150-billion-dollar industry, modern day slavery has become the fastest growing source of illicit profit for criminals worldwide.


Buddhist and Catholic Sisters enter Dialogue over theme:

Active Contemplation and Contemplative Action


NAMIBIA Diocese promotes vocations

to the Religious Life                    

                     Temporary Professed in Taiwan have

                      “A Roaming Spirit Day”  



VI SMIC Educational Symposium    

      held in Salvador, Bahia,  Brazil

“Breakdown walls, construct bridges.

          Go evangelize”          read more









100+ years of SMIC service to Paterson, NJ area residents  noted by City officials

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