A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION (MF)
By the grace of God Mother Anna Maria Andreani was inspried to begin to establish a missionary congregation that will abide by the three vows of consecrated life. She was born on August 19,1933 at Bergamo, Italy. Under the guidance of pious parents, since young, she developed a spirit of humility and self confidence and a great desire to dedicate her life to God. In the year 1964 she took her religious vows at the congregation of “Tarziaria Fraternita Carmelitana”, a branch of carmelite sisters. As a Carmelite sister, after meeting with a spiritual father, her desire to become a missionary grow ever stronger. She often offered her daily prayers and works for the success of missionary works. She wanted to give witness to the love of God in a more practical way.
At that time Vat II was resuffering the rules of the Church and the Church was in a bit of confusion. After meeting with Pope Paul VI, with the blessing of the Pope and the blessing of Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, togather with Fr, Luigi Dulio Graziotti, Mother Anna Maria Andreani was able to establish the congregation of the missionary of faith. The name “Missionary of Faith” indicates the true charism and spirituality of the Congregation. A decree of official Church approval was granted by Bishop Mario Zanchin from Fidenza, in Italy.
Arrival in Myanmar
With the request of Fr. Andrea Spegne, a priest of the Missionary of Faith, Bp. Sotero Phamo of Loikaw diocese sent 3 girls for theological studies in the Philippines and Italy in 1993. After completing their studies, the three sisters returned to Burma and established a house of the Sisters of the Missionaries of Faith at Mailone in Liokaw Diocese on the 4th of August in 1996.
The sisters offer daily prayers for the spread of the faith in accordance with the teaching of the church; get involved in apostolic works such as teaching Catechism, helping youth, running pre-schools, helping the priests in apostolic works etc…
Keeping the missionary works alive by living the faith entrusted to the Church by God. To keep the missionary spirit fully alive by practically living the faith in one’s life.