On 15 August 2017 there was great rejoicing when priests, parishioners, friends, Nicholas (Catherine’s brother) and his wife, Sr. Connie from Malaysia (FMDM representative) gathered in the Church of Our Lady’s Assumption Mandurah Western Australia for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Catherine Tay which coincided with the Parish Feast Day Mass. The [...]
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From 17-24 August 2017, sisters from England, Ireland, Rome, Nigeria and Zambia gathered in Ladywell Convent for the Charism Retreat which was led by Sisters Monica Weedon and Jane Bertelsen. At the same time in AFRICA, our young sisters were gathered in ZAMBIA who were sharing the same retreat led by Sisters Helen Doyle and Helena [...]
CONGRATULATIONS ANNE on reaching this golden milestone On 12 August 2017, FMDM sisters from Malaysia and Singapore, siblings of Anne gathered in St. Francis Convent Singapore to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sr Anne Goh. Frs Simon Pereira and Paul Pang, the Redemptorists were the celebrant at the special Mass (group photo in the Convent Chapel). This was followed [...]
On 8th August 2017, a glorious Summer afternoon, FMDM Sisters were delighted to welcome over 150 visitors to Ladywell Convent for a tour of the grounds followed by a very welcome English tea, home-made scones, strawberries and cream! Ladywell Convent is situated in Godalming. Since 2010, the Godalming Town Council organised a STAYCATION with varied [...]
On 2nd August 2017 there was great rejoicing in Ireland when two FMDM sisters – Mary Byrne and Brid O’Sullivan celebrated their Golden Jubilee of Religious Life. The celebration began with Mass in the Franciscan Convent chapel. Fr. James Connolly OFM Capuchin (who had just returned from Zambia) was the main celebrant and the concelebrants were Fr Jude [...]
On 17 July 2017 another milestone on our journey in Ireland has been reached as we warmly welcome Sr. Kathleen Murphy FMDM, Sr. Theresa O’Sullivan FMDM, Mr. Sean O’Healy, Mr. Eamonn Feely and Ms Jeannie Buckland. This is a joyous occasion filled with much hope, in the knowledge that God will continue to be with [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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, [...]