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), is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women. They were founded in Lyon, France in 1861 by Adèle Euphrasie Barbier (1829 - 1893). 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.
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.
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