Going beyond known boundaries to meet new peoples and cultures was characteristic of the style of the first FMA communities, eager to bring the most amazing and upsetting announcement to the world: the tenderness of God and His Love.
On November 9, 1877, with the blessing of the Holy Father, Pius IX, and the protection of Mary Help of Christians, the first missionaries faced this great journey. "The Sisters leave with special baggage: much trust in God, joy to announce the love of Jesus, humility before new customs and new cultures, willingness to live with sacrifices, knowledge that good may cost them as much as, should the situation demand it, the cross and martyrdom, in the conviction that when God asks: He asks everything! "(Chronicle II, pp. 276-291). From that port the first FMA missionary expedition left - with many others to follow.