BROTHER PAULUS MORITZ
Founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers
The Congregation of the Missionary Brothers of Saint Francis of Assisi, founded by Brother Paulus Moritz of Germany in 1901, in India, is a Religious Missionary institute of Pontifical Rite under the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.
Being inspired by the Mission of Saint Francis of Assisi, Brother PAULUS MORITZ left his motherland, Germany and came to India in 1895 to spread the message of BROTHERHOOOD and PEACE among the people. He founded the Congregation of the Missionary Brothers of Saint Francis of Assisi in 1901 in India.
He began his MISSION taking care of 16 orphan children in Mount Poinsur, Mumbai, in 1908. Today 120 years after his death, the Congregation he founded remains as dedicated as ever to advancing the cause of WORLD PEACE, through works of compassion, education and love.
Responding to the signs of the times, this legacy has been carried on myriad of ways by the Brothers in India, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, North America, South America, Canada, Srilanka and Africa.