2 June 1932 – 19 February 2017 Sister Germaine Welford died peacefully in La Verna Godalming Surrey on 19th February 2017. The Funeral Mass was held on 2 March 2017 in Ladywell Chapel followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in peace. To read the Eulogy by Sr. Ann Spratt, click here. A LIFE REMEMBERED: Sr. Germaine Welford
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YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017 – 28 January 2017 Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) is a special and joyous time when families will make an effort to ‘come home’ for the family reunion dinner. Being an international congregation the sisters in the Motherhouse celebrate Chinese New Year in a big way! The chapel, front hall, dining [...]
On 25 January to 8 February 2017, twenty-five FMDM Sisters from around the world will be gathering in Assisi for an Extra-ordinary CHAPTER OF MATS. A Chapter of Mats is a term used in our Franciscan tradition for a gathering of the community to discern the way forward. This is the first time in the history of [...]
27 September 1934 – 15 January 2017 Please pray for the soul of our dear Sister Kitty Cashman who died on Sunday 15th January 2017 in the Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Ireland. Our sincere sympathy to her sister Rosa (FMDM Sister) and brother James, his wife Joan, and relatives. On the 17th January 2017, the Funeral Mass was held in [...]
PATRONAL FEAST DAY New Year’s Day is the Congregation’s Patronal Feast Day. On 1st January, sisters from all the communities in England and Scotland gather in our Motherhouse at Ladywell Convent for a Eucharistic celebration followed by a meal. It is also a great opportunity for sisters from the various communities to meet one another. We thank God [...]
BORN TO THIS LIFE: 10 July 1930 in New Zealand. BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE: 10 December 2016 in Ladywell, England. Ishbel wrote: “Let my funeral be a celebration of my life, which has been a happy one.” We hope the video clip will give you a glimpse of this amazing woman of faith. To enlarge screen, click on the [...]
FMDM Sisters send our warm greetings to all our sisters, families, friends. May the Lord grant you and your loved ones – love, joy and peace this CHRISTMAS and the New Year.
CRIB BUILDING service is very special for children. On 15 December 2016, there was great excitement and anticipation when children arrived with their parents in Ladywell for the service. Before entering the chapel, each child picked a slip of paper with an item written on it for them to bring to the crib. There were items for every child [...]
On 26th November 2016, the Sisters from Malaysia and Singapore gathered in Port Klang, Malaysia to celebrate 25 years of FMDM presence in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. To read more about the celebration, click here.
During the season of Advent, we share with you an inspirational painting by our late Sister Janeen FMDM and A Christmas poem by Sister Mary Burke FMDM.