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.



Buddhist and Catholic Sisters enter Dialogue over theme:

Active Contemplation and Contemplative Action


Congregational Consultative Committee Meeting (CCCM)

in Germany  September 13-18, 2018


Asia Unit meets to discuss CCCM  decisions


SMICs  respond with concern and care

to Syrian Conflict and Human Suffering

read statement formulated in collaboration

with FABS







A Spirit Roaming Day of our

Temporary Professed Sisters in Taiwan




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

(read more)