On October 22nd, 1977, in the Tempio Malatestiano, the cathedral church in Rimini, three nuns belonging to the Congregation of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, received the cross from Bishop Giovanni Locatelli. For the Congregation founded by Father Domenico Masi it was a historic event, which marked the beginning of a new phase of their still young history, as the three sisters would be sent on mission to Latin America in a few days. The consignment of the cross meant that they were sent by the church of Rimini to announce the Gospel into the diocesan mission in La Guaira, Venezuela.
It is the demonstration that when the Lord grants a charism, this is not just for a few people but for the salvation of the world. Following this spirit, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, one after another, have reached new frontiers for their missionary apostolate. In Latin America, in addition to Venezuela, Paraguay became another destination; they later established missions in the distant lands of Asia, first in the Philippines and later on in Indonesia. Always in obedience to the diocesan church, the Sister of Mary Immaculate were on mission in Albania, from 1991 to 2012.