The Mission Sisters of Ajmer is an Indian Congregation of Religious Sisters who respond to Jesus’ call by working to uplift women and girl-children, and by rendering service to the poor as also our less fortunate sisters and brothers in urban and rural areas.
Almost a century ago in Ajmer, a group of young ladies had made up their minds to dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ and to the service of humanity. They approached Bishop Henri Fortunatus Caumont, a French priest working in India, who later became the first Bishop of Ajmer to form a Religious Society to help them carry out this mission. And thus the Congregation of the ‘Mission Sisters of Ajmer’ was founded on April 26th 1911, with its headquarters at Ajmer.
We are Franciscans, namely followers of St Francis of Assisi, a 12th century Italian saint of heroic principles and convictions. He is universally known for his extraordinary humility, poverty, charity and his love for creation.
Our aim is to participate whole-heartedly in what our Lord Jesus Christ requires us to do, through a life of prayer, living a common life and service to humanity. In our fast-changing world, with new challenges emerging day by day, it is hard to give, without counting the cost, such noble self-sacrificing service as Jesus did. We need to draw strength daily from God, who alone is our rock, our fortress, our strength, our refuge, our everything. Hence prayer is essential. So we take time off to converse with God in quiet solitude, to derive strength for our daily sustenance, just as sages did in Vedic times.
The mandate, we the Mission Sisters of Ajmer, received from our Revered Founder Bishop Henri Fortunatus Caumont is : ”To heal and to teach Charity and Truth in the Spirit of the Gospel”.