Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Official Opening of Assisi Hospice Singapore


On 1st December 2017 a big milestone was reached when the new 6-storey 85-bedded Assisi Hospice was officially opened and this coincided with the annual Christmas celebration in Assisi Hospice for our patients and their families. Sr Jane Bertelsen, Congregrational Leader  was present for this event.  One of the highlight of the day was a [...]

Silver Jubilee celebration in Zimbabwe


Congratulations to Sisters Yeyani Nyoni and Teclar Mukuli On 16th September 2017, over 700 people gathered in St Ignatius Cathedral in Hwange to join in the Silver Jubilee Eucharistic celebration of Yeyani and Teclar. Their vocation story began in Hwange and it makes sense to retrace their journey. As FMDM presence is no longer in [...]

Activism against gender violence


The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s well-being. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and concludes on 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year, the UNiTE Campaign has [...]

Obituary – Sister Suzanne Goossens FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Suzanne Goossens aged 90 yrs who died on 1st December 2017 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey. May she rest in eternal  peace.

Vacancy for Deputy Care Manager


QUALIFIED NURSE with Management qualifications. We require a Qualified Nurse with Management qualifications and/or experience to oversee the care of the members of the community in La Verna, Ladywell Convent to lead a valued, fulfilling life and to maximise the potential capacity of all sisters physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. For more details, read here: Post [...]

Health Care Executives from the East visit to Ladywell


A BIG WELCOME to our visitors from the East to our Motherhouse in Ladywell Convent.  On 1 – 5 October 2017, our Central Leadership Team (CLT) warmly welcomed the Executive Teams from FMDM Health Care Ministries in Singapore and Malaysia to Ladywell for Mission Formation Programme. Ms Jennifer Lum, Director of Finance and Chiew Cheng [...]

Silver Jubilee celebration in Zambia


Congratulations to Silver Jubilarian, Judith! On Saturday, 14 October 2017, there was great rejoicing when the people in Kasanka, Zambia gathered in St. John the Baptist Parish to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sr. Judith Mwango. The main celebrant was Fr. Crispin Mwila the Vicar General of Mansa Diocese and seven concelebrants.  [...]

The First Profession of Novice in Zimbabwe


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


“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


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.