Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions

The Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions, also known as Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (and as RNDM from the French name Religieuses de Notre Dame des Missions),[1] is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women. They were founded in Lyon, France in 1861 by Adèle Euphrasie Barbier (1829 - 1893).[2][3] The Congregation's presence is felt worldwide. Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions reside in Italy, Australia, Bangladesh, British Isles, Canada, France, India, Kenya, countries in Latin America, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal and Vietnam.[4]

The primary focus of the Congregation is education of women and children. The Congregation also provides health care services for the poor and underprivileged and organises medical camps, free schools with meals for the less privileged children.


  1. ^ Ann. Pont. 2007, p. 1644.
  2. ^ Isichei, Elizabeth. "Adèle Euphrasie Barbier". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ Price, Vicki (29 May 2010). "Feisty French nun sets up Catholic school". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  4. ^ DIP, vol. III (1976), coll. 1652-1653, voce a cura di G. Rocca.


  • Coulomb, Aimé (1902). Vie de la très révérende mère Marie du Cœur de Jésus, née Euphrasie Barbier (in French). Paris: Édition Vic et Amat.
  • Couturier, Charles (1966). Droit est mon chemin. Toulouse: Éditions Prière et Vie, S.E.D.A.P.

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