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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Celebrating the gifts of the Spirit

30/05/2020

PENTECOST SUNDAY We wish all our sisters, relatives and friends a very Happy Feast of Pentecost. The Spirit of God is like our breath. God’s spirit is more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. We might not often be aware of it, but without it we cannot live a “spiritual life.” It is [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Ethna O’Donovan FMDM

11/05/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Ethna O’Donovan who died very peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on 11th May 2020, aged 82 years. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 13th May 2020 in Franciscan Convent Chapel followed by Burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she now rest in everlasting peace.

First Profession ceremony in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

18/04/2020

On Saturday February 22nd 2020, Sisters Balbina Adzizi and Ruth Nthele, made their First Profession as Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood The very joyful, three-hour long ceremony, took place in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Victoria Falls. The main celebrant was Bishop Albert Sernano, Bishop of Hwange Diocese, assisted by Fr Christopher [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Clare Henderson FMDM

15/04/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Clare Henderson who died very peacefully on 14th April 2020 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey.  Aged 88 yrs. Sr Clare’s private burial took place at Ladywell Cemetery on Tuesday 21st April 2020. A Memorial Mass will be planned when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. [...]

Easter Greetings

12/04/2020

A very Happy Easter and may the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you and your family.

Obituary ~ Sister Teresa Corless FMDM

09/04/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Teresa Corless who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey on 8th April 2020 aged 87 yrs. Private burial took place on 17th April 2020 in Ladywell Cemetery due to Covid-19 pandemic, a Memorial Mass  will take place later when restrictions are lifted. May [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Monica Anne Smith FMDM

06/04/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Monica Anne Smith who died peacefully on 6th April 2020 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey.  Aged 92 years. Due to  Covid-19 directions Sister Monica Anne was buried privately at Ladywell Convent Cemetery on April 17th.  A Memorial Mass will be planned for her when [...]

We remember…Sister Tarcisius Leong FMDM

06/03/2020

On 12 April 2020, Catholic News featured an article on Sr Tarcisius Leong FMDM. This article is from Malaysia’s Catholic Herald newspaper written by the editor Vincent D’Silva. Our dear Sister Tarcisius Leong (fondly known as Sr Tarcie) who died peacefully on Friday 6th March 2020 in Assisi Hospice, Singapore. The wake is held in St [...]