Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Main Number: 317-865-6013
Sr. Ushatta Mary, FIH
345 South Meridian Street
Greenwood, IN 46143
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 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 activities wherever humanity is in need of a wholesome Christian assistance and development: education, healthcare, nursing homes, home for the elderly, social service centers, etc. Like the life of Saint 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. We now have six convents and 21 sisters in the United States.