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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Golden Jubilee celebration in Ireland

16/06/2018

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

12/06/2018

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

25/05/2018

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

26/04/2018

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

05/04/2018

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

02/04/2018

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

26/03/2018

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

26/03/2018

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

25/03/2018

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 [...]

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First Profession Ceremony in Zimbabwe

15/02/2018

CONGRATULATIONS to Salome, Lucy and Amenger On 10 February 2018, Salome, Lucy and Amenger made their First Profession in the Parish Church of Our Lady of Peace at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Sr Yeyani Nyoni, FMDM leader in Zimbabwe received their vows.   The main celebrant was the Parish Priest Fr Christopher Sibanda and the concelebrants were [...]