We are a congregation of women religious sisters founded by an Englishwoman, Mary Ward, in the early 17th century. She believed, at a time when it was not a widely held belief, either in the Church or in society, that women could “do much” in the service of God. Her special significance lies in the fact that she was the first to found a congregation of women which was to be world-wide,...

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Welcome to the website of the Delhi Province of the Congregation of Jesus, an International Congregation, founded by Mary Ward in 1609. She said, “I hope in God it will be seen that women in time to come will do much”. She was a woman of vision – who saw, centuries before her time, the potential of women, the need for education and the possibility that women could “do much”. ...

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