A Historical - Juridical Account of DMI

The Society of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) has its origin in the will of God. The Almighty Father, in his mercy, called Fr. Jesuadimai Emmanuel Arul Raj to be his Priest and later to be the founder of two religious Societies, many Movements, Associations and Institutions. The Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) is an Apostolic Society having its presence in 11 Countries namely India, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rome, Brazil, Central Africa, Papua New Guinea and Kenya. The Principal house of the Society is in Meerut, India, under the gracious guidance of His Grace Most Rev. Francis Kalist, the Archbishop of Pondicherry & Cuddalore.

The Founder

Rev. Fr. Jesuadimai Emmanuel Arul Raj is the Founder of the Societies of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) and Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI).

The Co-Foundress

Founding Member and the Co-Foundress (Late) Mother Virginammal joined the Society on June 01, 1985 and made her First Profession on April 30, 1988.

Pontifical Status

On September 29, 2023, the Holy Father “has graciously granted… the requested Pontifical status to Daughters of Mary Immaculate”

Our Presence

We are present wherever it is most needed

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Our Charism

Loving God and serving the poor to be “Fully human and fully alive”.

Our Vision

To usher in a New Pentecost
by making Christ the center of our life and Mission, Celebrating our vocation as consecrated women;

Renewing our prophetic Mission
by leaving our comfort zones and crossing boundaries to be effective witnesses of God the Father and his Kingdom.

Our Mission

To develop, nurture and sustain a passionate love for Jesus and to encounter him personally in persons and events;

To remain as joyful, brave and consecrated women in genuine communion; Read More

Our Services

DMIs believe that education alone can liberate people from human bondage and ignorance. Thus educating the children is one of the primary concerns of DMI. The children of the poor, marginalized and less privileged families in our mission are provided with better education facilities.

The Children development programme of the society of DMI was first initiated at Keechalam, which is situated 13 Kilometers from Tirutani in Thiruvallur District. Fr. Arulraj the then Parish Priest of Pandravecu gathered the children in the evening to study and developed the habit of going to school

Healthcare is something that can’t be compromised, can it? Hospitals have a huge role to play in developing the healthcare system of any country because, with a growing population…

The Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate and Collaborators (DMI) is a non-profit and a non-government organization, founded by Rev. Fr. J.E. Arul Raj, OMI in 1984, India. The DMI Development Mission is devoted to Love God by serving His people unconditionally.

Our Provincial Heads

Sr. L. Arul Seeli

Mother Virginammal Province (Chennai)

Sr. A . Antoniammal

St. Xavier Province (South India)

Sr. P. J .Molly

St. Mother Teresa Province (North India)

Sr. K. Michaelammal

St. Joseph Province (Africa)

Sr. F. Amala Pushpam

St. Bakhita Province (Africa)

Sr. W. Viyagammal

St. Eugene De Mazenod Province (Africa)

Theme of 6th General Chapter 2020

"Having the Mind of Jesus"

Awards & Honours

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