The Daughters of Mary, an institute for women was founded by the Most Rev Teopisto V Alberto DD with Rev Mother Mary Therese L Vicente DM, as collaborator on 11 October, 1966 in the Archdiocese of Caceres, Naga City, Philippines.
On 12 November, 2009 Archbishop Leonardo Z Legaspi OP DD and the Duperior general responded to the invitation of Bishop Michael Putney Putney to establish a religous community of Daughters of Mary Sisters in the Diocese of Townsville.
Three sisters - Nicolasa Purcia dm, Carmencita Ricrafrente dm and Alma De La Cruz Gueriba dm arrived in Townsville to start their ministry.
During their time in the Diocese the sisters worked in childcare at two of the Mary MacKillop Childcare centres.
The sisters returned to the Phillipines in 2016.