The Mission Family of Blessed Boleslawa Lament is a community of lay people made up of individuals, families, children, and youth who wish to join in the realization of the charism of Bl. Boleslawa and participate in the missionary and ecumenical activity of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family.
The first Mission Family was established in Bialystok, Poland, after the beatification of Mother Foundress Bl. Boleslawa Lament in 1991 due to lay Christians’ interests in the charism of the newly beatified foundress and their desire to join the missionary and ecumenical work of the Congregation.
Currently the Mission Family has over 300 members, and the groups are with the Congregation’s communities, namely in Poland: Bialystok, Komorow, Chelmno, Legionowo, Lodz, Nidzica, Ketrzyn, Gryfice, Lowicz; Belarus; Africa: Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania; and the United States – the first community is starting in Kankakee, Illinois.
I. To spread the glory of God; to serve the Church; and for the salvation of souls
II. To strengthen the faith in Christians’ lives through outreach to the spiritually and physically needy and collaboration with the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family
To promote unity among Christians (“May all be one” – Jn. 17:21)
Enhancing one's own personal sanctification by a cheerful service to God according to each one’s state of life
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is the model and example of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family as well as the Mission Family of Blessed Boleslawa.
The patron saint is Blessed Boleslawa Lament, the foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family.