Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

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 [...]

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.

Diamond Jubilee celebration in Malaysia


Congratulations to Sisters Elisabetta, Pauline and Assunta  On 19 September 2017 there was great rejoicing as FMDM Sisters, priest friends, visiting FMDM Sisters gathered in Our Lady’s Convent chapel for the celebration of three great women who have reached this rare Diamond milestone. We thank God for the gift of their lives to the church [...]

Diamond Jubilee celebration in Singapore


Congratulations to our Diamond Jubilarian – Sr. Marie Louise Cordeiro On 17 September 2017,  Sr. Marie Louise celebrated her Diamond Jubilee with her community at St. Francis Convent Singapore. She was delighted that her two siblings from Singapore and relatives from Australia were able to come for this special occasion. Fr. Michael Arro MEP was [...]

Obituary – Sister Attracta Kerins FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear Sister Attracta Kerins who died very peacefully on 19th September 2017,  in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey UK, aged 87 yrs. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated on 5th October 2017 in Ladywell Convent Chapel, Godalming followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in peace.