Our Charism



Our Charism


We, Daughters of St Francis of Assisi are called to proclaim the Kingdom of God by way of prayer, humility, simplicity, poverty, joy and penance in the spirit of the Gospel.  Whenever we should be, we have to be a prophetic presence by following the Poor and Crucified Christ. We challenged the world to return to God who is the source of our being.

We live life of ongoing conversion and being instruments of reconciliation in order to challenge ourselves and the People of God to live in harmony with one another.

The principal aim of the Fraternity is the glorification of God by following Jesus, poor and crucified.

Through our efforts to live the Gospel message we are called to ongoing conversion. By being faithful to our call we are a prophetic presence to the people among whom we live.

In fidelity to the specific purpose of our Fraternity we devote ourselves, in all we are and do, to the ministry of evangelisation, primarily among the African people, but hold ourselves available for mission on other continents.

We seek to serve the Church through obedience to her official teaching and to the Ministers of the congregation.

In this way we promote the Catholic faith and help Christianity to be incarnated on our continent.



Mary conceived without Original Sin

Our Lady conceived without sin is one of the three

prominent pillars on which the foundation of the

Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi stands.

These pillars are:

                                     The Holy Spirit

                                      Our Lady

                                      St. Francis of Assisi

Bischof Fleischer, our Founder -in line with Franciscan tradition- placed our Fraternity under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived without Sin, so that she might involve herself

in the life and mission of the congregation he founded and continously hold her holy hands over it.


The 8th December is a very important date for our Congregation. Our Founder chose to lay the foundation stone on this day by admitting the first candidates in the Sacred Heart Chapel in Mariannhill in 1922.

In our Prayers we often conclude by seeking the intercession

of Our Lady as followed:

 Mary conceived without original sin
pray for us who have recourse to thee