Goal & Mission
Monsignor Marcel St Denis was deeply moved by the human and spiritual need of the people around this area. Their lack of catechetical instruction and education especially the youth inspired him to find a local congregation in view of spreading the word of God to their own people in this part of the county confined to him.
The general purpose of our institute is the sanctity of life of its members in a personal loving response to God’s Love. Through perfection of charity and thus of love for people, we offer ourselves to God to be signs, witnesses and instruments of his redeeming love. We seek to grow in fullness of love for God and people by following the pattern of Christ especially by the observance of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. Consecrated to God in community, we serve Gods plan of salvation in carrying on the saving acts of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. (Constitution art No5).
The special purpose of our institute is to impart instruction and Christian education to the youth and adults and to care for the sick the orphans and the poor. (Constitution art No6).
The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) of Quebec in Canada are our founding Mothers who are still working here in Mzuzu Diocese. However, we become completely Independent from them in 19 72. At present there are seventy three professed sisters, two novices and 6 postulants. Seven of our sisters have already gone to our heavenly Father. We render our apostolic services in ten of the fifteen parishes of Mzuzu diocese and we have sixteen communities namely: Kaseye in Chitipa District, Kasantha; St Mary’s and St Anne’s in Karonga District. In Rumphi we have St Patricks community; and the formation houses: Novitiate and Postulate. Mzambazi community; our lady of Lourdes Lunyangwa and our lady of good counsel; Mountrosa community and the Generalate our Headquters in Mzuzu and Katete community and the scholastic house are in Mzimba District. We also have St Joseph community in Nkhata-bay District and Nkhamenya in Kasungu District.