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Obituary ~ Sister Francoise Greening FMDM

26/11/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Francoise Greening who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey on 26th November 2020, aged 88 years. May she rest in Eternal Peace.

The New FMDM Secretariat in Nigeria

22/11/2020

The FMDM in Nigeria is 70 this year (2020) and what better way to celebrate than to have a secretariat to go with this memorial year. The secretariat named St Francis Secretariat was opened on the 29th September 2020, and is located close to our community house at Rantya, State Low-cost, in Jos, Plateau State. [...]

Happy Feast of St Francis

04/10/2020

On October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis known as patron of ecology stood for values relevant to our lives today – caring for creation.  May we be guided by the life of St Francis and be a blessing to one another and everyone one whom we encounter each day. Lord, [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Chiara Hatton-Hall FMDM

23/09/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Chiara Hatton-Hall aged 90 years who died peacefully on 23rd September 2020 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey. Requiem Mass took place in Ladywell Convent Chapel on Wednesday 14th October, under Covid regulations and limited attendance. May she rest in Eternal Peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Helen Fernandez FMDM

06/09/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Helen Fernandez who died in Ipoh, Malaysia on 6th September 2020. Her Requiem Mass and interrment took place on the 7th September 2020 May she rest in Eternal Peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Jennifer Chan FMDM

11/06/2020

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Jennifer Chan who died peacefully on 11th June 2020 in Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh, Malaysia. Aged 80 yrs, in the year of her Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession. Funeral Mass was celebrated on 12th June in the chapel of  Our Lady’s Convent, Ipoh, Malaysia, followed by [...]

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 [...]