Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (Fransalians, MSFS)

The Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), also known as the Fransalians, was founded in Annecy, France on 24 October 1838 by Pierre Mermier under the patronage of St. Francis de Sales. The political disturbances in the country, especially the French Revolution had its impact in the spiritual realm too as it left the people in a deep spiritual crisis and indifference towards their religious duties. Sensing the signs of the time Fr. Mermier took upon himself the task of a spiritual renewal in his people by preaching parish missions. This special apostolate in turn gave rise to a community of preachers gathered around Fr. Mermier.

“To Bring about the renewal of Christian life, to undertake overseas missions and pioneering evangelisation, and education and formation of the young in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales.”

Provincial: Fr. Vincent Lourdusamy
MSFS Provincialate
Shaanwadi, Nagar Road
Pune -411014
(020) 2703-0355

MSFS House, Bhileshwarpura, Chattral

Established: August, 2013
C/o Shramjivi Nivas
Bileshwarpura, Chhatral P.O. Kalol Taluka,
Gandhinagar 382 729
Fr. Romeo Louis (Priest incharge) Phone : Mob. 07567967304
Br. Winston Barboza (Regent)

Apostolate: Education, Pastoral, Social.