Blessed Trinity Missionary Institute

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Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1950 by Dr. Margaret Healy according to the inspiration of Fr. Thomas Judge, CM; approved as a pious union in 1964 by the Holy See through the Archbishop of New York.

Canonical Status

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The sisters receive canonical status from Rome under the original title “Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.”

Missionary Cenacle Family

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Archbishop John Bonzano gives his approval to the newly formed religious communities and to the Cenacle Lay Apostolate, later to become known as the Missionary Cenacle Family.

Mother Mary Boniface

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Louise Margaret Keasey is appointed by Fr. Judge to be the first General Custodian of the new sisters’ community and receives the name Mother Mary Boniface.

Opelika, Alabama

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Fr. Judge is assigned to a Vincentian mission in Opelika, Alabama. A number of lay volunteers follow Fr. Judge and give their lives completely to the Missionary Cenacle.