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The Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC), the first indigenous Congregation in North East India was founded on October 24, 1942, at Guwahati, Assam by His Excellency Stephen Ferrando, SDB, the then Bishop of Shillong. The Congregation has six provinces in India and a delegation in Italy. The provincial headquarters are at Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata, Shillong, Tinsukia and Tezpur and the delegation headquarter is at Turin, Italy. It has over 1500 members belonging to 60 ethnic groups working in 190 centres in India and 25 in other countries.

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    30 January 2018: Official closing of IX General Chapter by the Superior General
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    27 January 2018: Superior General and the newly elected team
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    Capitulars of IX General Chapter at the Chapter Hall
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    Sr. Philomena Mathew, the Superior General inaugurates the IX General Chapter
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    15 January 2018: Inauguration of IX General Chapter at Hatigaon
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    15 January 2018: Inauguration of IX General Chapter at Hatigaon
Resource Centres


Bethel Prayer Centre, established on 16 February 2006 is run by the MSMHC. It is…



Ferrando Institute of Spirituality (FIS), founded on 20 June 2009, a daring…



The Centre for Development Initiatives (CDI) is a social wing of the Missionary…



Missionary Animation Centre (MAC) was launched in the year 2000 to facilitate the…

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News Updates

40th Death Anniversary of Founder Observed

Fortieth death anniversary of the Founder, Venerable Bishop Stephen Ferrando was celebrated on 20 June in all the…

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Superior General Re-elected

The ninth General Chapter held on January 2018 at the Generalate of the Congregation re-elected Sr. Philomena Mathew…

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Inauguration of General Chapter IX

The inaugural function held on 15 January set the stage ready for another milestone to a fruitful journey, paving…

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Preliminary Days of General Chapter IX

The preliminary days of the Chapter had a set of well thought-out programmes comprised of input sessions by three…

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From Superior General's Desk

"Living a Christ centred life impels us to be merciful like Him."

Year of Mercy : An invitation to be like the Father.
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Overseas Mission Highlights

Italian Delegation had the official opening and blessing of a new house in SS. Nome di Gesu Parish in Turin on 2 February…


The YAC members had the annual convention at St. John Bosco’s Parish from 13 to 15 January. The programme offered a…

South Sudan
South Sudan

The sisters in South Sudan render various humanitarian services for the upliftment of the poor and marginalised. The main…


The MSMHC Community at Meki, Ethiopia welcomed Sr. Philomena Mathew the Superior General on 21 November as she arrived…


MSMHC in Lesotho officially opened the ‘Ferrando Resource Centre’ (Special School) at Maputsoe (Ha nyenye) on 18 November…


MSMHC ventured into Myanmar Mission in the Diocese of Kalaymyo on 24 April 2017. Sr. Julie Mate, Sr. Mary Niang and Sr.…

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