Shrines, Parishes, Missions
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Wherever they find themselves – in the missions, in Marian shrines and parishes – the Franciscans of the Immaculate seek to promote these realities by means of the internet. It is with this objective that various websites regarding specific missions were born, as well as a few sites relating to some of the Shrines and Marian Houses maintained by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, such as the sites presented below.
Marymediatrix.com: This website, completely in English, is that of the American Delegation of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (also including the friars’ mission in Australia.) It is one of the first sites that the religious order published and is continuously updated with news on the activities of the friars and sisters within this Region, as well as with articles of formation, current events and various other topics. Through this website the online shop of the Publishing House "Academy of the Immaculate" can also be accessed.
Indiamariae.com: This site, also completely in English, is managed by our Indian Mission. It provides information on the activities of the missionaries, on the works of the apostolate and on formation activities.
Franciscans of the Immaculate: This website, completely in English, is that of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate located in the United States and Australia. It aims to make known to the English-speaking world the beautiful reality of this new "bouquet of flowers", formed in 1994 in the garden of the Church.
nslegrazie.it: Presented in Italian, this website is maintained by the friars who take care of the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace near La Spezia, in Liguria, Italy. It provides information on the ancient shrine and its icon of Our Lady, as well as on the local activities of the friars.
Parrocchiaportovenere.it: is the website of the Parish of Sts. Peter and Lawrence in Portovenere (La Spezia), maintained for some years now by the Franciscans of the Immaculate at the friary of Le Grazie (La Spezia). The parish is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy and is a sought after tourist destination. Many are those (from Italy and abroad) who choose the Church of St. Peter for their wedding on account of its amazing view. The parish also extends to the neighbouring island of Palmaria. The site provides various information regarding the local area, the friars, pastoral activities, with special care given to weddings. The video and photo galleries are worth a visit.
Franciscanosdelainmaculada.com: this site is that of the Argentine mission of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, a mission currently headed by P. Isidoro M. Cypres. Offered only in Spanish as an editorial choice, it offers information on the Institute as well as on the activities of the Mission and the Parish associated with it. A must are the video and photo galleries, which capture the activity of the mission and of the Institute itself. As we await the availability of the portal "immacolata.com" in Spanish, the site in question is a good first approach for Spanish speakers who desire to know more about the spirituality of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.