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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Diamond Jubilee celebration in Malaysia

21/09/2017

Congratulations to Sisters Elisabetta, Pauline and Assunta  On 19 September 2017 there was great rejoicing as FMDM Sisters, priest friends, visiting FMDM Sisters gathered in Our Lady’s Convent chapel for the celebration of three great women who have reached this rare Diamond milestone. We thank God for the gift of their lives to the church [...]

Diamond Jubilee celebration in Singapore

21/09/2017

Congratulations to our Diamond Jubilarian – Sr. Marie Louise Cordeiro On 17 September 2017,  Sr. Marie Louise celebrated her Diamond Jubilee with her community at St. Francis Convent Singapore. She was delighted that her two siblings from Singapore and relatives from Australia were able to come for this special occasion. Fr. Michael Arro MEP was [...]

Obituary – Sister Attracta Kerins FMDM

20/09/2017

Please pray for the soul of our dear Sister Attracta Kerins who died very peacefully on 19th September 2017,  in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey, UK aged 87 yrs. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am on Thursday 5th October 2017 in Ladywell Convent Chapel, Godalming followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May [...]

Congratulations to our Diamond Jubilarians in Ladywell

17/09/2017

Diamonds are indeed rare. Congratulations to Sisters Andreina (Chin) and Victoria (Batchelor) on reaching this great milestone of their journey in Religious Life. On the Feast of La Verna, there was a special Mass in Ladywell Chapel to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Andreina and Vicky. We thank God for the gift of their lives [...]

Golden Jubilee celebration in Australia

13/09/2017

On 15 August 2017 there was great rejoicing when priests, parishioners, friends, Nicholas (Catherine’s brother) and his wife, Sr. Connie from Malaysia (FMDM representative) gathered in the Church of Our Lady’s Assumption Mandurah Western Australia for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Catherine Tay which coincided with the Parish Feast Day Mass. The [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Ladywell and Zambia

27/08/2017

From 17-24 August 2017, sisters from England, Ireland, Rome, Nigeria and Zambia gathered in Ladywell Convent for the Charism Retreat which was led by Sisters Monica Weedon and Jane Bertelsen. At the same time in AFRICA, our young sisters were gathered in ZAMBIA who were sharing the same retreat led by Sisters Helen Doyle and Helena [...]

Golden Jubilee celebration in Singapore

17/08/2017

CONGRATULATIONS ANNE on reaching this golden milestone On 12 August 2017, FMDM sisters from Malaysia and Singapore, siblings of Anne gathered in St. Francis Convent Singapore to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sr Anne Goh. Frs Simon Pereira and Paul Pang, the Redemptorists were the celebrant at the special Mass (group photo in the Convent Chapel). This was followed [...]

Staycation in Ladywell

12/08/2017

STAY-CATION has become popular for nearly a decade in England when families choose to stay in their own country for vacation. It is less stressful than travelling abroad and besides it is cheaper also. The Town Council in Godalming organised many events from 5 – 12 August and since Ladywell Convent is in Godalming, the Town Council [...]

Congratulations to Golden Jubilarians – Srs. Mary Byrne & Brid O’Sullivan

10/08/2017

On 2nd August 2017 there was great rejoicing in Ireland when two FMDM sisters – Mary Byrne and Brid O’Sullivan celebrated their Golden Jubilee of Religious Life. The celebration began with Mass in the Franciscan Convent chapel. Fr. James Connolly OFM Capuchin (who had just returned from Zambia) was the main celebrant and the concelebrants were Fr Jude [...]

FMDM Ireland New Leadership Team

18/07/2017

On 17 July 2017 another milestone on our journey in Ireland has been reached as we warmly welcome Sr. Kathleen Murphy FMDM, Sr. Theresa O’Sullivan FMDM, Mr. Sean O’Healy, Mr. Eamonn Feely and Ms Jeannie Buckland. This is a joyous occasion filled with much hope, in the knowledge that God will continue to be with [...]