The Region in the East consists of Singapore & Malaysia – each with its own Coordinator.
On 19 March 2017, Channel News Asia’s documentary ‘In My Own Way’ featured FMDM Sisters in Singapore. Here is the excerpt from the documentary about the work of the FMDM Sisters.
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AS THE NAME IMPLIES, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood is an international Catholic congregation of sisters following Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Willing to serve anywhere in the world, their mission is to share in Mary’s divine motherhood. As Mary conceived Christ in her womb and brought him forth for the world, so they are called to conceive Christ in their hearts and bring him forth for the world today, nurturing the life of Christ in those they encounter.
By being a channel of God’s maternal love, they help others to recognize the loving presence of God in their daily experiences.
Although healthcare has been a major part of the mission of the FMDM Sisters, today their mission is finding new ways of expression. Their present ministries are diverse and geared especially to the family, children and women.
As Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM), we are called to proclaim with our lives the joy and freedom of the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Our Charism encourages us to conceive, birth, and nurture the life of Christ – which is a life of love – in our hearts, in our communities and in our society. We are one in mission although our ministries are diverse.
The immediate pre-story of the coming of our Sisters – Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood – first to Singapore and later to Malaysia, is set beyond the Island Gateway to The East; beyond Hong Kong; beyond Shanghai; beyond a six-hundred mile journey up the Yangtze; beyond Hankow, in the ancient walled city of Anlu in the Sui-hsien Province of China.
To Anlu, in the high summer of 1947, came Mother Angela McBrien and Sisters Camillus Walsh and Baptista Hennessy. Young women of deep faith, ready to venture unreservedly for Christ and his Church, they had been commissioned in faraway England to partner the Irish Friars Minor in their Franciscan Missionary. A brief history of FMDM history in Singapore. To read, click here
MINISTRIES: Wherever we live, we seek opportunities to outreach in pastoral care of the sick, elderly and those with special needs, education and the wide scope of parish ministry. Every gift and talent can be used to enable the wholeness of persons.
Our Divine Motherhood charism enhances our desire to nurture life in all those we meet, and in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi who had a special love for the poor and marginalised. We strive to witness to Christ’s loving presence among people we encounter in daily life.
WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS – Sisters Monica Pau, Jean Marie Andrews and Agnes Kong who died recently in Singapore. May they rest in peace.
Coordinator for SINGAPORE: Sister Anne Goh
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: St. Francis Convent, 810 Thomson Road, Singapore 574625