Communities for Women
of the Perpetual Help of Mary
of the Franciscan Minims of the Perpetual Help of Mary, also known
as the Work of Reparation, was founded on June 24, 1942, in Zamora
Michoacán, Mexico, by Rev. Mother María Concepción Zúñiga López,
with the approbation of Bishop Figicheri y Pietassanta.
This work is
dedicated to St Francis of Assisi and aims at preserving his spirit
of littleness, of humility and of poverty. It is also dedicated
to Our Lady of Perpetual Help whom we choose as our Mother General,
as the way that leads to full union with our Blessed Lord. Thirdly,
this work is finally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus since
the work of reparation has for its main object to console this Divine
immolation are the two characteristics of our duties towards God
and His interests. Our ideal is Jesus, the Incarnate Word in his
state of Victim, immolated out of love for His Heavenly Father.
This ideal comprises two duties: zeal for the glory of God and the
salvation of souls, and reparation to the Divine Justice for all
the outrages and sins of the world in order to obtain blessings
and mercy. Each member must tend to this ideal by becoming a faithful
imitator of the virtues of the Crucified, above all the charity
and immolation of His Heart, hidden in the Holy Eucharist.
ourselves to the salvation of souls especially by prayer, sacrifice
and some apostolate. For this, we try to revive in our Institute
the primitive Franciscan spirit of simplicity, poverty, humility,
love and sacrifice to counteract the spirit of the world, falsehood,
luxury, pride, selfishness and sensuality.
In order to
strengthen the life of prayer and to compensate indifference towards
the Blessed Sacrament, our Institute binds itself to uninterrupted
and perpetual adoration. Thus, the Minim Sister wishes to compensate
the lack of prayer and of fervor before Divine Justice. She commits
herself to make of her ordinary life a continual prayer, non only
of demand but also of adoration, especially in front of the Blessed
takes place within the convent walls, since we are cloistered.
It consists in giving doctrinal conferences to women and catechism
to young girls in order to restore feminine Christian morals and
customs, as well as a sound prayer life. We also publish the magazine
“Estrella” and various bulletins to spread the light of truth in
far away homes.
Let all be
for the glory of God!
Av Xochiquetzal #249
Santa Isabel Tola
Del. Gustavo A. Madero
07010 México, D.F.