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 friends, in this technological era communication has become essential for remaining connected. With this in view St. Clare’s Province is happy to inaugurate the website of the Province – www. clareprovincecfmss.com - on this auspicious day in the presence of our Superior General Most Rev. M.C.Karuna Kuruvanthanam, and a large number of cfmss sisters and well-wishers. Speaking on the...

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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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