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Feast of St Francis of Assisi

04/10/2018

A very Happy Feast Day to all Franciscans, sisters, relatives, Associates, staff and friend. We give thanks for the universal message of the Franciscan charism. Bless  all who share our Mission of bringing peace, healing and reconciliation to all we encounter. We pray in thanksgiving for the sisters in the communities with the name ‘St Francis’ [...]

Franciscan Feast of La Verna

19/09/2018

On 17 September 2018, the sisters in La Verna at Ladywell Convent celebrated this Feast Day with all our sisters and staff. St Francis of Assisi received the Stigmata (Greek word for ‘mark’) some two-years prior while in prayer on the remote mountaintop of Mount Alverna (also known as La Verna).This mosaic of the Stigamata is [...]

Heritage Open Day at Ladywell

15/09/2018

A warm welcome to all our vistors On 15 September 2018 from 2 – 4pm, Ladywell Convent open its door to visitors who wish to view the buildings. This event is organised by The Godalming Trust. Visitors had to book through the Godalming Museum for free entry to Ladywell. FMDM Sisters welcomed three groups of [...]

Patronal Feast Day of Ladywell

09/09/2018

On 7th September (eve of Ladywell’s feast day), FMDM Sisters gathered at the shrine in Minster Field at Tuesley in Godalming for Evening Prayer at 5pm. It was a glorious sunny day and a couple of passers-by joined us for Evening Prayer. The Shrine Field is well used all year round by people around Godalming. [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Malaysia

09/09/2018

On 6 – 13 September, sisters from Malaysia and Singapore gathered at St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam Retreat Centre for the Charism retreat. St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam is situated in a beautiful part of Penang. We unite ourselves in prayer and spirit for our sisters at this time and may the week be a time of [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Singapore

30/08/2018

On 28 August till 4 September 2018, nineteen FMDM sisters from Singapore, Australia and Malaysia gathered in St Francis Convent Singapore for retreat facilitated by Sisters Jane Bertelsen and Monica Weedon. The same retreat will be held in Our Lady’s Convent in Ipoh for our sisters in Malaysia from 6-13 September. Let us pray for [...]

Trócaire Inaugural Romero International Award 2018 for Sister Bridget Tighe

18/08/2018

Congratulations Bridget It was a very special day for Sr Bridget Tighe when she was presented with the Trócaire Inaugural  Romero Award 2018 on Saturday 18 August 2018 in the Franciscan Convent Chapel Ballinasloe Ireland. This award recognises outstanding contributions to global justice. Mr Sean O’Healy led the ceremony. Sean spoke of  the outreach of [...]

St Mary of the Angels, Beaufort IRELAND celebrated 50 years of life

18/08/2018

Golden Jubilee celebration  On 17 July 2018, there was great rejoicing and celebration when over 400 people residents and their families, FMDM Sisters, Saint John of God Brothers along with staff past and present and the many people who have helped and supported St Mary of the Angels over the years came together for this [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Christina Fealey FMDM

14/08/2018

On 14 August 2018, Sister Christina Fealey died peacefully in La Verna at Ladywell Convent, Godalming.  The Requiem Mass was held in Ladywell Chapel on 24 August 2018 followed by the burial in Ladywell cemetery. The family of Sr Chris, FMDM Sisters from England and Ireland, friends and staff of La Verna attended the service [...]

FMDM Pilgrimage to Assisi

13/08/2018

Walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi On 1st August 2018, 19 FMDM Sisters are gathered in Assisi for a pilgrimage and retreat. Please pray for our sisters as they visit the holy sites of our holy father St Francis of Assisi and our mother St Clare. We share with you [...]