Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

(MMI)

Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

(MMI)

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The society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate is a clerical Society of Apostolic life of diocesan right. It consists of persons called by God our Father, to be Prophetic, Apostolic and Missionary priests. It is our nature and we are called to witness Christ in and through our missionary charism which is “Loving God and serving the poor to be fully human and fully alive.” As true believers and clerics, MMI are nourished from the two-fold tables of the Eucharist and the Word of God. It is our strength in making our charism viable in the society. We embrace ministries for the establishment of the Father’s Kingdom.

The founder of the society of MMI Rev. Fr. J. E. Arulraj has bequeathed us with a particular Spirituality called “Immanuel Spirituality”. The three pillars of our spirituality are simplicity, generosity and magnanimity. Our spirituality helps us to imitate Jesus who was simple in his life-style, generous in his public life and magnanimous in his self-oblation. Being the first Province in MMI, St. Francis Xavier Province has paramount importance because it is the seed-bed for vocation, formation and mission. The principal activity of MMI in the Province of Tamil Nadu is the propagation of Love of God the Father as missionaries and also involve in socio-pastoral and educational ministries. The province serves the faithful in 9 Parishes and 5 mission communities with 95 able missionaries. Our missionary priests are working in 10 Dioceses in Tamilnadu under various portfolios. We work in difficult missions where our parishioners are poor and marginalized.

MMI Priests in Tamil Nadu are well known for their dedicated service in pastoral, social and educational apostolates. In a Society that is marked by widespread poverty, social injustice and corruption, MMI strive for a more just and humane society through its various social ministries. It is viable because of the vibrant spirituality handed down by the charismatic Founder and sound tradition lived and cherished by the forerunners of the Society. The social ministries support society; they conscientize and empower people for social change and development. All these to march towards the Father’s Kingdom.