In the short period in which he worked in the
parish ministry, he sensed the great value and the
complementary role of a woman in the pastoral ministry
“associated to the priestly zeal”, along the words of
Genesis and the experience of the first Christian community.
In the first years of his priesthood he saw the necessity of
a Congregation of Sisters exclusively of devoted to the
pastoral mission, side by side with the Shepherds for the
life of the flock. Sisters who would make the building up of
the Christian community the work of their own
The initial intuition has begun toward 1936
and on October 7 1938, the first house of the Institute
opened at Genzano in Rome. The approval by diocesan right
was granted on June 23 1953 and few years later, on June 29
1959, Pope John XXIII granted the pontifical right.