Venerable Mother Seraphina the Foundress of CFMSS

Venerable Mother Seraphina was born on 7 th October 1853 in Italy to Frederic Farolfi and Ottilia as the third born. From childhood onwards, she was intelligent, imaginative vivacious,cheerful,daring deligent,resolute, optimistic, charitable, firm and confident in her thoughts and dealings. Her childhood desire was to become a martyr for Christ in mission lands...

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News & Notices

  • Mother General's Message


    Greetings of Peace and joy of the Risen Lord! I am delighted to communicate through this newly launched website of St. Clare’s Province of our beloved CFMSS family. At the onset of this website portal I am happy to extend my heartiest greetings, congratulations and best wishes to Rev. Sr. Arti Thottathil , Provincial Superior and her Team together with all the sisters for the efforts in keeping with the signs of the...

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  • Provincial's Message


    Dear Sisters, We are living in a period when the whole humanity is going through a crisis due to natural and manmade calamities like corona virus. Consequently many are suddenly disappearing from this planet and others are languishing under the dark shadows of human’s sin and ignorance. At this time, the Lord, our Master and Lord is calling us to respond meaningfully to the situation around us. He calls us to introspect on our life of consecration. Let us ponder on the purpose of our special call by the Lord which the world of today cannot understand rather much maligned and criticized by the enemies of the cross...

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The Indian Mission of the CFMSS was inaugurated on 3 February in 1901, when Venerable Mother Seraphina sent out the first batch of CFMSS Missionaries to India. The Mission is built on the sacrifices of the pioneer missionaries and their successors as they slogged determinately against all odds, battling sickness, death, scorching heat, deprivation, loneliness, rejection etc.,for half a century relying solely on Divine Providence. As the houses at Sardhana (1901 – 1907), Meerut (1903 – 1912) and KheraKhurd(1924 - 1947) had to be closed down due to extraneous reasons, our presence remained confined to...

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