Rooted in Christ


Welcome to our Marian, Franciscan, Missionary Family

whose life direction is becoming a contemplative,

compassionate  presence to those most in need.


A Social Message from the Pope Francis


 We want to create  a civilization of life–political, economic and cultural-not one of hate and greed. we want a society that is more humane, worthy of us as persons and true.  From this will emerge the communal will to protect all.


BLESSED Dulce of the Poor  App

Receives “Honorary Mention Award” by Brazil’s National Bishop’s Conference


SMICs  respond with concern and care

to Syrian Conflict and Human Suffering

read statement formulated in collaboration

with FABS







  Feature:  Immaculate Heart of Mary Province

            Becomes a Congregational Unit

New leadership team:



left to right

Sr. Nila Soares: Coordinator of Institutions

Sr. Lioneide Brito da Silva: Unit Coordinator

Sr. Norma Felix: Coordinator of Charism & Mission


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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