News

Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


The First Profession of Novice in Zimbabwe

12/10/2017

It was a very special day for the community in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe when our novice Mercy Atsen Yakuba made her First Profession as a Franciscan Missionary of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM). The Rite of Religious Profession took place in Our Lady of Peace Church in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 7th October 2017. Fr. Christopher [...]

Happy Feast of St. Francis

02/10/2017

“I have done what is mine to do. May Christ teach you what is yours”. St. Francis of Assisi. (2 Celano 214) The highlight of the Feast Day celebration is on 3rd October when Franciscans worldwide gather to commemorate the passing (death) of St. Francis. This Franciscan devotion is called the ‘Transitus’. 4th October is [...]

President of Singapore visits Assisi Hospice

30/09/2017

It is not every day that one gets to meet the President of Singapore! There was great excitement and joy when President Halima Yacob visited patients, staff and volunteers in the new Assisi Hospice Singapore on 29 September 2017. FMDM Sisters were delighted to have a group photo with their President. http://www.assisihospice.org.sg

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

19/09/2017

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 was celebrated on 5th October 2017 in Ladywell Convent Chapel, Godalming followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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 [...]