Who we are

Who We Are

A religious group of women committed to living the Gospels in fraternity with all creatures,




The Institute of the Franciscan Servants of Mary
is a religious Institute of Pontifical right.

It was founded by Marie Virginie Vaslin in 1852.

It was approved by Msgr. Pallu du Parc, Bishop of Blois, France.
On 25th March 1856.

It was integrated into the Franciscan family and adopted
the Rule of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi
on 17th September 1864.

It was raised to the status of Pontifical right
on 17th December 1901.

The Institute is a cell of the Church;

It wishes to live in and for the Church, in obedience to the Pope.