Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


345 South Meridian Street
Greenwood, IN 46143


Fax: 317-885-5006

Community Information

Superior Delegate:  Sister Ushatta Mary Gansis, F.I.H.

Vocation Director:   Sister Ushatta Mary Gansis, F.I.H.
Vocation Phone:  

We are an international Franciscan Religious Congregation of women founded in India, in the year 1844 by Rev. Fr. Louis Savinien Dupuis, a French Missionary. He inculcated preferential love for the poor, simplicity of life and zeal for the education of women as the special objective of the Congregation. By these he wanted to nurture Christian piety in families. The Congregation is primarily placed under the patronage of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and so the sisters foster a special devotion to the Immaculate Heart and imitate the virtues symbolized by it.

We are engaged in a variety of apostolic activity wherever humanity is in need of a wholesome Christian assistance and development: Education, Health Care, Nursing Homes, Home for the Elderly, Social Service Centers, etc. Like the life of St. Francis, the Sisters strive for a life of generous personal commitment to follow the simple and poor Christ of the Gospel. Our first foundation in the United States was established on November 12, 1998, in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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