Langford Community

Life is a journey:

We, The Franciscan sisters of the Immaculate, an active Religious of Pontifical rite founded by Mother Francisca Pascual. With Mother Francisca’smotto; Do Always good and charisma; Option for good, we discover the gift of the spirit to work for the poor.

Our presence in Bangalore dates back in the year 1977.Since in Bangalore, there were many leprosy beggars, by than Chief Minister of Karnataka DevrajUrs felt the need to take care of these underprivileged brethren. He felt that only Christians could do this noble service and he approached the than Archbishop of Bangalore His Grace Arokiaswamy with this matter. At that time as His Grace was inviting many Congregations to serve in Bangalore, Rev Fr. Dr. Salafia who was working in Bangalore related the matter to our sisters. So in 1977, the first three sisters –Sr. Assumpta Herero, Sr. Gloria Mateo and Carmen Martin came to Bangalore and stayed at St. John’s Medical College Hostel and rendered their service at Sumanahalli and at different slums.

Mission:

"Our Mission is to witness Christ’s love by spreading the God’s love through promotion of health, education, empowerment of highly risked children and the youth, to value Human life."

Vision:

"Our vision is to reach out our love and service to the humanity, especially to the marginalized and empowerment of children and the youth to lead a dignified and Holistic life in the society."

Values:

"Ensuring the quality of life through love, affection, care, protection, Holistic growth and their all-round development."

Organizational chart:

FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE-LANGFORD GARDENS >> SNEHANILAYA >> ST' JOSEPH's GIRLS STUDY HOUSE >> PROVINCE ADMINISTRATION

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