... Bringing relief to the
suffering and the poor
The Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy had their beginning in the small village of Pina Mallorca, Spain on September 14, 1856.
The Congregation was founded by Rev. Mariano Ribas de Pina and his youngest sisters, Josefa Ribas de Pina. Both brother and sister belonged to the noble family of the island.
The name, Franciscans Daughters of Mercy, reveals that our principal goal is the practice of the virtue of mercy, that is, bringing relief to the suffering and to the poor. (Const. F.F.1)
As Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy, we dedicate ourselves to a life of simplicity and joyfulness in serving God through the poor and less fortunate in the aeas of pastoral ministry, social work, health care, education, child care, catechesis, and youth ministry.
As Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy, the center of our life is Jesus Christ. Our spirituality focuses on a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ, which in turn leads us to the Father of Mercy (II Cor. 1,3).
Everything We Do Flows from:
Living in community,
Living the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience,
Community prayer and private prayer ,
Participation in daily Eucharist,
If you are interested in learning more about the life of a Franciscan Sister Daughter of Mercy, contact::
Sr. Rose Moreno
Tel: (512) 385-4333
1111 Montopolis Dr. Fax: (512) 385-6116
Austin, TX. 78741 Email: RosaMoreno@aol.com