A specific missionary spirituality has been characteristic of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary since the beginning. This is an integrated way of perceiving life as Gospel witness and proclamation. It is centered in the Eucharist, and follows the way of Francis of Assisi.
At the heart of this spirituality is the image of Mary, Mother of Jesus, who gave herself totally to the plan of God for the life of the world. The FMM live and share together in community, where they seek to live a real communion with each other. This communion becomes a way of communicating the Good News of the Gospel in the midst of the people to whom they are sent.
As channels of peace and reconciliation among different peoples and religions often opposed to each other, they try to be bridges, to form bonds. For that reason, the internationality among the FMM is a path and sign of communion in a world which is fragmented. This meeting of cultures lived in community opens out to the universal.