Sr. Anceline D.M. of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary will speak at all the Masses about their Congregation’s work.  The main purpose of the Congregation is for evangelization through personal contact with the poor. 

Around the world thousands of mentally ill brethren, especially women are dangerously suffering in the streets of India without food, clothing and a safe place to sleep.   They depend on the garbage cans of the restaurants for food.  They don’t brush, shower, or change their clothes.  They beg for their living and sleep in the street corners, public parks, railway stations, bus stations and shop corridors.  They are subject to abuse, poverty, pain, rejection and despair.  Their own family and public alike reject them.  Their life ends in the street itself.  No one is there to take care of them, or even bury their dead bodies.  The municipal workers put their dead bodies in the waste bin and burn it along with the waste.  These are the shocking realities of these people.   These people are poor, innocent, desperate, and lonely who need our help, care, concern, financial support and prayers. 

The Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary respond to the call of the time to give shelter to these mentally ill women.  They care over 300 mentally ill women.  The sisters run three shelters and give them food and clothing.  They try to “make the ill-treated feel that they are also human beings like everybody else.”  Through your valuable contribution in this mission appeal they will be able to support and care for these women, bringing new life into their lives.  Thank you so much!  Please be generous! May God bless you!  I do believe that this is a very genuine, beautiful and lifesaving work?  Please be part of it!  Thank you!

About the Congregation: It was founded in 1938 by an Indian Missionary Priest, Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil.  They are now 1125 sisters serving among the poorest of the poor in different parts of India and Tanzania, Africa.  As missionary sisters they evangelize people  in their parishes, mission stations, in their homes,  in the streets, in the slums, in hospitals, schools and wherever they are called.   “As we meet, we teach them the catechism, we teach them how to pray the Rosary, we teach them the scriptures, we invite them to the sacraments, we invite them to the church, etc.. In most of the situations we have to start from their basic needs, like how to be clean, how to provide proper sanitation, so on.. As we meet them and come to know their needs we had to expand our apostolate  to Orphanages, old Aged homes, Rehabilitation centers for leprosy patients, Shelter for the mentally ill and Hospice Care for the terminally ill cancer and aids patients. We set up social work centers to train the women to give them job opportunit y& education.”

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