England and Scotland

Hospitality is the hallmark of LadywellHospitality is the hallmark of the Community in St. Clare’s and Retreat Centre at Ladywell.

CofMats E&S web Oct 2017ENGLAND was the birthplace of the FMDM Congregation in the 18th Century, initially working in the parish of Hampstead, London and later caring for orphans in Aldershot, Hampshire. From these simple beginnings the congregation has become world-wide but still maintains its motherhouse in England. Currently along with Ladywell, our motherhouse, we have 15 communities across England and Scotland.


SCOTLAND

FMDM presence and ministry in Scotland spanned more than 4O years with communities in Dundee and Cupar.  Now we only have one community in Scotland in Kirtintilloch where their presence in the community is very much appreciated. The sisters form an integral part of the Parish Community and in the local areawhere they live.The sisters visit the sick and lonely; work with the Little Sisters of the Poor, offer spiritual direction and participate in many parish initiatives.


Sisters Frances Woolman and Anne O'BrienCOVENTRY

In August 2015, a new Community was set up in Coventry. Both Sisters Frances (Woolman) and Anne (O’Brien) have been made very welcome in the parish. They have responded to the needs expressed by the parishioners.

Sr. Frances is also a counsellor and sees clients in Coventry. http://www.fwoolman.counselling.co.uk


Sr. Bridget and child in traditional dressSr. Bridget and child in traditional dress

FMDM MISSION OUTREACH IN GAZA. Sr. Bridget Tighe FMDM who lives alone in Gaza shares her experiences with us. Outreach Mission in Gaza


FMDM England / Scotland Leadership Team

St. Clare’s Ladywell: Sr Marie Groghan  mariegfmdm@outlook.com

La Verna: Sr Bee Kennedy  mbeekennedy@hotmail.com

Sisters in small communities: Sr Mary Burke  marygburke58@gmail.com