Charity has no limit; for the love of God has been poured into our hearts.

St. Francis De Sales, Our Patron

Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales, UK

Welcome to MSFS

The Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), also known as the Fransalians, was founded in Annecy, France on 24 October 1838 by Fr. Peter Mermier under the patronage of St. Francis de Sales. The political disturbances in the country, especially the French Revolution had its impact in the spiritual realm too as it left the people in a deep spiritual crisis and indifference towards their religious duties. Sensing the signs of the time Fr. Mermier took upon himself the task of a spiritual renewal in his people by preaching parish missions. This special apostolate in turn gave rise to a community of preachers gathered around Fr. Mermier.

The Fransalians went to England in 1861. England became region of the Fransalians in 1940 and a Province in 1965. In England the fathers have three missions in the Diocese of Clifton. Since the persecution of 1903, the congregation has been obliged to leave Savoy for England, where the juvenate, the novitiate, and the house of studies are successfully carried on.


News & Events

National Seminar on Refugee Issues

The Political Science Department of St. Francis De Sales College, Aalo, organised a National Seminar on “Refugee Issues in Arunachal Pradesh”

Catechists’ Training Sessions

Fransalian Sevakendra, in collaboration with Rev. Fr. M. Jojaiah, the Councillor-in-charge of the Missions, organized two days of training sessions

Workshop cum Seminar on Child Protection Policy, Guwahati, Assam

A two-day workshop cum seminar on Prevention of Child Abuse and Child Protection Policy for the Fathers and Sisters was organized by FAsCE India

Annual Salesian Seminar 2017

The 34th Salesian Seminar, organized by the Indian Institute of Spirituality, was inaugurated on the 23rd of April 2017

Superior General and Councillors

Rev. Dr. Abraham Vettuvelil MSFS
Superior General

Rev. Dr. Thumma Mariadas MSFS
Asst Superior General

Rev. Fr. Agnelo Fernandes MSFS
Councillor for Social Apostolate and Innovative Ministries

Rev. Fr. Noel Rebello MSFS
Councillor for Formation

Rev. Dr. George Parampukattil MSFS
Councillor for Education

Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangatt MSFS
General Bursar

English Province Members

Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.