Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Patronal Feast Day of Ladywell


On 7th September (eve of Ladywell’s feast day), FMDM Sisters gathered at the shrine in Minster Field at Tuesley in Godalming for Evening Prayer at 5pm. It was a glorious sunny day and a couple of passers-by joined us for Evening Prayer. The Shrine Field is well used all year round by people around Godalming. [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Malaysia


On 6 – 13 September, sisters from Malaysia and Singapore gathered at St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam Retreat Centre for the Charism retreat. St. Anne’s Bukit Mertajam is situated in a beautiful part of Penang. We unite ourselves in prayer and spirit for our sisters at this time and may the week be a time of [...]

FMDM Charism Retreat in Singapore


On 28 August till 4 September 2018, nineteen FMDM sisters from Singapore, Australia and Malaysia gathered in St Francis Convent Singapore for retreat facilitated by Sisters Jane Bertelsen and Monica Weedon. The same retreat will be held in Our Lady’s Convent in Ipoh for our sisters in Malaysia from 6-13 September. Let us pray for [...]

Trócaire Inaugural Romero International Award 2018 for Sister Bridget Tighe


Congratulations Bridget It was a very special day for Sr Bridget Tighe when she was presented with the Trócaire Inaugural  Romero Award 2018 on Saturday 18 August 2018 in the Franciscan Convent Chapel Ballinasloe Ireland. This award recognises outstanding contributions to global justice. Mr Sean O’Healy led the ceremony. Sean spoke of  the outreach of [...]

St Mary of the Angels, Beaufort IRELAND celebrated 50 years of life


Golden Jubilee celebration  On 17 July 2018, there was great rejoicing and celebration when over 400 people residents and their families, FMDM Sisters, Saint John of God Brothers along with staff past and present and the many people who have helped and supported St Mary of the Angels over the years came together for this [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Christina Fealey FMDM


On 14 August 2018, Sister Christina Fealey died peacefully in La Verna at Ladywell Convent, Godalming.  The Requiem Mass was held in Ladywell Chapel on 24 August 2018 followed by the burial in Ladywell cemetery. The family of Sr Chris, FMDM Sisters from England and Ireland, friends and staff of La Verna attended the service [...]

FMDM Pilgrimage to Assisi


Walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi On 1st August 2018, 19 FMDM Sisters are gathered in Assisi for a pilgrimage and retreat. Please pray for our sisters as they visit the holy sites of our holy father St Francis of Assisi and our mother St Clare. We share with you [...]

STAYCATION in Ladywell Convent


Annually, the Town Council in Godalming organises varied activities during the week of Staycation. On 8 August 2018, FMDM Sisters in Ladywell welcomed over 100 visitors, including the Mayor of Godalming Nick Williams and his wife Jeanne. Although the sky was grey with possibility of rain, we had a cool glorious sunny day, which made [...]

Golden Jubilarians celebration in Ladywell


Congratulations to our Golden Jubilarians  On Saturday 4th August 2018, five Golden Jubilarians had a joint celebration in our Motherhouse at Ladywell Convent – Sisters Shirley (Mills), Anne (O’Brien), Athi (Athanasius Gleavey), Cathy (Catherine Lai) and Maureen (Halley). The celebration began with Eucharistic Celebration held in Ladywell Chapel at 11.30am with over 100 guests – [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Mary Catherine Mitchell FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Mary Catherine Mitchell who died 2nd August 2018 at Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland. Her Requiem Mass took place in Franciscan Convent on Saturday 4th August followed by burial at Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. May she rest in eternal peace.