Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.

Sr Bridget – Golden Jubilee celebration in Gaza


Congratulations Bridget  On 17 December 2017 Sr Bridget Tighe celebrated her Golden  Jubilee of Religious Profession  with her parish community of Gaza. Traditionally the Sunday before Christmas the Patriarch or Bishop of Jerusalem comes to Gaza to anticipate Christmas with a votive Mass of Christmas, nativity play celebrations and a luncheon for the parish community.  [...]

Christmas Greetings


FMDM Sisters send warm greetings to all our sisters worldwide, families, friends and staff. May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you and your loved ones. Saint Francis of Assisi created the first Christmas crib in the year 1223. The story of Christmas in Greccio, Italy

Crib Building Service for children


On 13 December 2017, over 40 children came with their parents and grandparents for the Crib Building Service in Ladywell Chapel. There was great anticipation and excitement for the children when they picked a piece of paper with an item for the crib. Sr Jane Bertelsen was the narrator and has a wonderful way in [...]

Official Opening of Assisi Hospice Singapore


On 1st December 2017 a big milestone was reached when the new 6-storey 85-bedded Assisi Hospice was officially opened and this coincided with the annual Christmas celebration in Assisi Hospice for our patients and their families. Sr Jane Bertelsen, Congregrational Leader  was present for this event.  One of the highlight of the day was a [...]

Silver Jubilee celebration in Zimbabwe


Congratulations to Sisters Yeyani Nyoni and Teclar Mukuli On 16th September 2017, over 700 people gathered in St Ignatius Cathedral in Hwange to join in the Silver Jubilee Eucharistic celebration of Yeyani and Teclar. Their vocation story began in Hwange and it makes sense to retrace their journey. As FMDM presence is no longer in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]