Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Feast of Our Lady of the Divine Motherhood


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 [...]

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A LIFE REMEMBERED: Sister Ishbel Veitch FMDM


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 [...]

Christmas Greetings


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.

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Crib building service in Ladywell


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 [...]

Celebrating 25 years in Port Klang, Malaysia


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.

A Painting and a Poem for Christmas


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.

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A LIFE REMEMBERED: Sister Monica Orange FMDM


On 22 November 2016 a Requiem Mass for Sister Monica Orange FMDM was held in Ladywell Chapel in Godalming England. We give thanks for the richness and the beauty of Monica’s life, a life given for others in love and in Franciscan joy. To read more, click EULOGY by Sr. Shirley Mills, FMDM

In Remembrance – Memorial Service in Coventry


NOVEMBER is a special month when we pray for those who have gone before us. On 13 November 2016, many parishioners gathered in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Coventry for the Memorial Service led by Fr. George Bennett, the parish priest.  The church was beautifully decorated by Sisters Frances Woolman and Anne O’Brien (our community members in [...]

Big donation for Little Assisi in Zambia


On 1st November 2016, Little Assisi in Lusaka, ZAMBIA was delighted to welcome The Zambian Association of Manufacturers known as ZAM into their Little School for children with special needs. The children at Little Assisi were overwhelmed with the amount of goods given, which were mainly food products but numerous pairs of shoes from ZAM Leather Ltd.  To read more, click [...]

Srs Elizabeth and Judith makes Final Profession in NIGERIA


CONGRATULATIONS to Sisters Elizabeth Kwata and Judith Igbojionu On 14th October 2016 we rejoiced with Elizabeth and Judith who made their FINAL PROFESSION of Religious Vows in St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantya NIGERIA. To view photos and article, click here