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 Name of the Congregation
          Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
 Founder
          Rev. Father Michael Ansaldo, S.J on 1775
 Congregation Recognised & Approved
          His Holiness Pope Leo XIII on 18.07.1886
 The Decree of the Pontifical Recognition
          Accorded by : His Holiness John Paul II on 04.10.1996
 General Aim
         Our general aim is the glory of God and sanctification of the members of our Congregation. This we achieve in a special way by the observance of the public vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and also of the Constitutions and Regulations of our Congregation.
 Our Charism
         Our Charism is to do all we can to show preferential love and give fuller life to the afflicted in our society especially to the oppressed poor, the abandoned women, the helpless children and the like, and thus to try our best to reveal in the Church to all, the Christ who heals the afflicted. (Cfr. L.G. 46)
 Our Motto
         Our Motto is "Good News to the Poor" (Lk 4:18). We aspire to carry out this motto in our life and ministry in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and with the spirit of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.
 Our Spirit
         Is to follow the purity and self-sacrifice of St. Aloysius Gonzaga as well as the detachment and poverty of St. Francis of Assisi and thus to attain the fullness of joy in Christ. 
 Our Patrons
         The Principal Patron of our Congregation is St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and St. Francis of Assisi also will ever be our secondary Patrons.
 Our Emblem
         "Jesus" hand, my hand, the Cross and Lily flower”. Jesus extends His hand and calls me. I join my hands with His and follow Him in the path He trods. This is the symbol of our co-operation with the graces He gives us in the religious life. The holy cross indicates our commitment and the Lily flower signifies the purity that should be ours.