We are the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother of God, founded in Veghel, The Netherlands on June 24, 1844. The Congregation was co-founded by Pastor Bernardinus Joannes van Miert and his niece, Sister Teresia van Miert. From the start their unique aim was the care of the needy in whom they recognized the suffering Jesus.
Sister Teresia van Miert was deeply moved by the needs of the times in which she lived. Steeped in the Gospel and in the life of St. Francis, she discovered ways to alleviate the sufferings of the people in her surroundings.
According to the tradition of the Congregation, the Sisters will give special attention to the underprivileged sectors of society.
Generaal Board 2017-2021
"For the love of God:
Wellspring of our Existence for 175 Years”
(Theme of the 2017 General Chapter 2017)
The General Chapter of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother of God, established in Veghel, convened in a session on May 16-30, 2017 in Veghel, Nederland and elected a new General Board for the term 2017-2021.
They have entrusted the leadership for the next four years to:
Sr. Adriana Tony - General Superior
Sr. Jane Concepcion - Councilor
Sr. Josefa Aldana - Councilor
Sr. Daria Tumin - Councilor