The Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) is an Apostolic Society, founded by Rev. Fr. J.E.Arul Raj OMI on 27th May, 1998 along with the DMI society and was approved by His grace, the Most Rev. Dr. Victorio Pavanello, SDB Archbishop of Campo Grande, Brazil. All these years, God has been helping us to grow not only in our spirituality and Charism but also in numbers and expand our missionary activities in different parts of Latin American countries, African countries and in India.
The mission of MMI will be in line with the mission of DMI to reach out to the unreached and the neglected. The society of MMI has been started not for just for promoting more priests but also to create more missionaries who would really share the values of Christ with the poor.
The Evangelical perspective of the Society of MMI is humanization and emancipation of the people who would accept the values of Christ as preached by Him. The MMI process is viewed as one of the DMIs continued efforts in the filed of 'evangelization today'.
Our First Superior General
Rev. Father Jesudass was the First Superior General of the Society and he is at present ministering in the Archdiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil.
Av. Francisco Antonio De Souza,
2215 Cx Postal 06,
79430 - 000 - Bandeirantes,
Superior General- MMI
MMI Regional House
St. Thomas Mount,
Chennai - 600016,
Loving God in serving the poor to be fully human and fully alive is the charism and mission of MMI which drives and directs the organization to serve the needy.
In today's context, seeing God in every sufferings of human being (Women and Children) who live in human bondages of ignorance, ill-health, illiteracy and economical slavery, striving and struggling along with them to empower by their collective action to creative new world where the justice, peace and equality are ensured to all. The MMI extends its services in India, Tanzania and Brazil.
MMI, being a Missionary Society, will carry the Word of God in our hearts, in our minds and in our actions. Living and preaching the Word of God is the center of our life. We receive our fulfillment of the ministry entrusted to us.
The Eucharist becomes the Center of our life. It gives direction to carry out our mission. The MMIs strongly believe the teachings of the Church and faithfully follow the directives of the local Episcopal Conferences.
We base our Spirituality on reading the Word, listening to it, meditating it and above all acting upon it individually and collectively as a community. Every MMI, while spending a minimum of an hour of Meditation everyday will faithfully follow the Liturgy of the Hours. Daily examination, of Conscience is faithfully practiced. A day of Recollection every month along with Confession and an annual Retreat of six full days strengthens the commitment of every MMI.
During the years of Formation, every MMI is guided to inculcate the Word of God and discern the call of God and respond to it accordingly. Every MMI is called to be an apostle, a missionary and a prophet capable of thinking meaningfully in the light of the Gospel and analyzing objectively. He prepares himself to respond to the challenges of the signs of the times by sharing the life of the poor and the needy, among whom he lives and serves.
Our Global Presence
We are present in the 3 continents: South America, Africa and Asia. We minister in Parishes and in institutions.
In South America
Ministry in 3 Parishes in the Arch Diocese of Campo Grande
Socio-pastoral works in the Diocese of Dar-es-Salaam
Parish ministry is done at Melma Nagar in the Arch Diocese of Madras-Mylapore. Rev.Fr.Roland MMI is the Parish Priest.
Education ministry is done in the Diocese of Chingleput. It is an International Residential School imparting quality and value education upto XII standard (CBSE Syllabus) at Palanchoor.
Tsunami Rehabilitation services are done in the Diocese of Tanjure. Running tuition centres, counseling programme and Self-Help Group formation are some of the programmes among tsunami affected in and around Tharangampadi areas in Nagapattinam district.
The Formation Houses
The candidates are admitted into the minor seminary after their pre-degree course. It is situated at
PIN- 602 108
Intensive Motivation Training (IMT): NOVICIATE
We have our intensive motivation training for NOVICIATE at two centers.
Chennai - 600016,
St. Joseph MMI Noviciate,
Nazerathpet - P.O.,
Chennai - 602 103,
MMI Philosophy Study House
St. Joseph's College,
Kunrathur - P.O.,
Chennai - 602 101.
Bangalore - 560 035,
MMI Theology Study House
Bangalore - 560 035,
The MMI has made great strides in the short span of time. They have touched the hearts of the poor and the abandoned by their simple way of life. By our simplicity and missionary activities, we try to lead the people to live a meaningful Christian life in the light of the Word of God.
1.BRAZIL MISSION CENTER
Sitio perola ,DMMI LAR
CX,Postal no.2075,CEP 79008971
Campo crande-MS Brazil.
|Paroquia Nossa Senhora Do Canceicaco
Annai velankanni Chruch-Melmanagar,Poovai,Chennai :9710108384
St.Joseph's Chruch,Kottaikadu,Tanjavur :9994272047
Sacred Heart Church,Nugumbal Porur,Kanchipuram Dt :9789611355
OurLady Of Good Health,Nandambakkam,Kanchipuram Dt:9444906893
OurLady Of Good Health,Aralvaimozhi,K.K Dt :9487858917.
|Child in the sun
Post Box no,11007,Dar es Salaam
|Post Box no-3 Makeni
|DMI St.john the Baptist University