Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Golden Jubilarians


On 1st July 2017, over 100 people gathered in Ladywell Convent to celebrate with our four Golden Jubilarians – Sisters Carole, Dorothy, Eileen and Yvonne. We were delighted that families and friends of our Jubilarians together with FMDM Sisters from England, Scotland, Ireland, Africa and Rome were able to join them in the celebration of their Golden Jubilee of [...]

Happy Feast of Pentecost


RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT The Spirit breathes within us and helps us speak and live the truth. On the feast of Pentecost, we are called to embrace the gifts of the Spirit. Let us give thanks to God for this great gift.

Obituary ~ Sister Regina Pacis Heng FMDM


Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Regina Pacis who died on Sunday 28th May 2017 in Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapore. Her Requiem Mass took place at St Francis Convent, Singapore on 30th May 2017 followed by cremation. May she rest in everlasting peace.

General Assembly of International Franciscans


INTERNATIONAL FRANCISCAN CONFERENCE OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE THIRD ORDER REGULAR IN ASSISI On 7 – 13 May 2017, Sr. Monica Weedon represented FMDM Congregation when she attended the Franciscan International Conference held in Assisi. There were 111 participants from all corners of the globe – the languages of the Assembly were English, German, French, [...]

“We Ring the Bell” for Little Assisi in Zambia


“We Ring The Bell” is a fairly universal way of raising awareness for any cause. On 22 March 2017 in Lusaka Zambia, many gathered in the middle of the N’gombe market near Little Assisi (a school for children with disabilities) for the “We Ring The Bell” day. Instruments of all kinds were used to create noise such as bells, drums, [...]



29 December 1937 – 2 March 2017 Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Ann Kiely who died very peacefully in Franciscan Convent Ballinasloe County Galway, Ireland on 2nd March 2017. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday 4th March followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting peace. Sr. [...]

Congratulations to Sr. Connie


GOLDEN JUBILARIAN On 17 February 2017, FMDM Sisters from Malaysia and Singapore gathered in Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh Malaysia to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Connie Hoe. This coincided with the Chapter of Mats gathering and we were delighted that two FMDM Sisters from Singapore could come for the celebration. The Jubilee Mass was [...]

Golden Jubilarians in Zambia


CONGRATULATIONS to Sisters Ann Kelly and Jean Langley On Sunday 12 February 2017 we rejoiced with our two Golden Jubilarians – Ann and Jean who had a joint celebration in our Rieti house, Zambia amongst FMDM Sisters, Associates and friends. Both have served in our missions in Zambia for many decades. The Jubilee Mass was held on the big verandah of the [...]

A LIFE REMEMBERED: Sister Germaine Welford FMDM


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