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

Prayer of Devotion
in Honour of Father Peter Mermier,
Servent of God

God of love, YOU care for us and You guide us in numerous ways. We thank You for inflaming the heart of Fr. Peter Mermier with an intense love for You and a zeal for the salvation of souls. You blessed him with a total trust in You and in humble surrender to Your holy will.

It was Your will that he should found the Congregation of Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, and the Congregation of Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, to spread Your mercy and compassion to all, by witnessing to Your love and through their prophetic ministries. His life and holiness was his supreme act of glory to You.

Loving Father, while he was on earth, You blessed many through him, especially in the renewal of Christian faith and family through the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. You raised him to the saintly state of Servant of God. Thereby, You testify that he is Your highly favoured son for whom You refuse nothing. So we pray that through his holy intercession, You bless us now with the favour we request and pray for________________________________

We make this prayer through Christ You Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Our Father
Haily May
Glory to the Father

Servant of God, Peter Mermier:
Intercede for us

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.

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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.