Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Civic Service to welcome Mayor of Godalming


 Welcome Councillor Nick Williams On Sunday 24 June 2018, the FMDM sisters were delighted to welcome so many people to the  Civic Service held in Ladywell Chapel to welcome Councillor Nick Williams, as Godalming Town Mayor in the presence of Godalming Town Council, his family, friends and FMDM Sisters. Fr David Parmiter, the parish priest [...]

Golden Jubilee celebration in Ireland


Congratulations to our Golden Jubilarians – Srs Margaret, Maria and Lucy On 24 May 2018, Sisters Margaret Murphy, Maria Leahy and Lucy Martinez celebrated their Golden Jubilee with FMDM Sisters, families and friends in the Franciscan Convent Ballinasloe Ireland. They remembered with gratitude and thanksgiving to FMDM Sisters who shared their life in the various  [...]

Obituary – Sister Elisabetta Tan FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Elisabetta Tan who died peacefully in Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh, Perak, West Malaysia on 12th June 2018. Her funeral took place in Ipoh on 14th June 2018. May she rest in eternal peace.

FMDM Chapter of Mats


On 25 May – 7 June 2018, members from Ireland, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Zambia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe gathered in Ladywell Convent for FMDM Chapter of Mats. The theme for the Chapter of Mats is Living Emerging Religious Life Today and into Tomorrow from a Contemplative Space. There is great anticipation and buzz around Ladywell as [...]

Golden Jubilee – Sr Shirley Mills


Congratulations Shirley! Sr Shirley celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession on the actual day itself – Sunday 22 April 2018 which began with Mass in Ladywell Chapel. This was followed by a simple festive meal and the cutting of the cake with her community at St Clare’s Ladywell Convent. It was a joyous day [...]

FMDM Bursars Meeting in Ladywell


On 5 – 16 April 2018, our FMDM Finance team from around the world gathered in Ladywell for a two week Training and Formation Meeting. To read more, click on highlight Country Bursars Meeting in Ladywell

Easter Dawn Service 2018


Alleluia! Christ the Lord has truly risen, alleluia! The Easter Dawn Service was led by Pastor Simon Taylor from Busbridge Parish of the Church of England.’ Churches Together’ organised this annual Prayer Service held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Godalming. About 100 people gathered at 6.45am to celebrate the Feast of the Risen [...]

Diamond Jubilee in Rome – Sr Carmel Spratt


On 17 March 2018, Sr Carmel had a wonderful surprise from the Rector and staff Beda College in Rome when a special Mass was offered for her intentions. In the presence of the community in Beda College, she renewed her Religious Vows and this was followed by a special spread done by the Catering Staff. [...]

Diamond Jubilee – Sr Felicity Scanlon


On Sunday 18 March 2018, St Clare’s community in Ladywell Godalming celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Sr Felicity. A special Mass was offered for her on that day and this was followed by a simple celebration and the cutting of the Jubilee cake. Congratulations Sr Felicity!

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Diamond Jubilee in Ireland – Sr Eileen Byrne


ongratulations Sr Eileen! On 17 March 2018, FMDM sisters from various communities in Ireland, Mary Pender (a good friend of Sr Eileen) gathered in the Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession with Sister Eileen. It was a triple celebration for the sisters in Ireland – Feast of St. Patrick, Eileen’s [...]