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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Diamond Jubilee celebration

21/11/2021

Congratulations to Sisters Bernadette Yeo and Florence Wong On 6 November 2021, the community in St Francis Convent Singapore had a small celebration for our Diamond Jubilarians who celebrated their 60 years of religious life. Friar Julian OFM was the celebrant for Mass held in the Convent chapel at 4.30pm and Friar Peter OFM was [...]

Catholic 200SG theme song

21/11/2021

Catholic Church Singapore celebrates 200 years of its faith with a theme song! On 20 November 2021, Catholic Church Singapore launched this theme song based on ‘Obedience and Faith’ as it celebrates 200 years of its Catholic Faith in Singapore. This theme song is a rallying call to reflect on the role of the faith in our [...]

Golden Jubilee Celebration

02/11/2021

Congratulations Sr Kay  On Saturday, 9th October 2021 the celebration of Sr Kay O’Neil’s Golden Jubilee of Religious Life was held at Rieti Convent in Lusaka, Zambia.  Fr Andrew Simpasa SJ and Fr Augustine Mwape OFM Capuchin were the celebrants for the Jubilee Mass. FMDM Southern Africa –  Zambia were very happy that some sisters from Kasanka [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Ciaran O’Shea FMDM

16/10/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Ciaran O’Shea who died peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland on 16th October 2021, aged 95 years.. Sr Ciaran’s Requiem Mass was celebrated on 19th October 2021 in Franciscan Convent Chapel followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting peace.

Celebrating the Feast of St Francis of Assisi

03/10/2021

Happy Feast of St Francis On October 4, as 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 [...]

60 years of service with love

29/09/2021

Congratulations to 60 years of serving all with love Mount Alvernia Hospital Singapore was featured in the Straits Times, Singapore local newspaper

Golden Jubilee celebration

28/09/2021

CONGRATULATIONS to our three Golden Jubilarians It is truly a big milestone for our Golden Jubilarians – Sisters Clare Koh, Barbara Pereira and Marie Grogan who celebrated their Golden Jubilee of Religious Life on Saturday, 25 September 2021 at Ladywell Convent, Godalming Surrey in UK. The celebration began with the Eucharist held in the Chapel [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Carole Bates FMDM

08/08/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Carole Bates who died peacefully in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming on Sunday 8th August 2021, aged 80 years. Carole’s Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ladywell Convent Chapel on Tuesday 24th August followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery, Godalming, Surrey. May she rest in Eternal Peace.

Obituary ~ Sister Maria Kett FMDM

12/06/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Maria Kett who died very peacefully on 11th June 2021,  the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland. Aged 83 years. Requiem Mass was celebrated on 15th June in Franciscan Convent chapel followed by burial in Creagh cemetery. May her [...]

Obituary ~ Sister Gloria Tonzing FMDM

03/06/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Gloria Tonzing who died on 3rd June 2021 in Melbourne, Australia, after a long illness, she was 80 yrs of age. Requiem Mass for Gloria was celebrated on 16th June at St Carthage Church, Parkville, Melbourne followed by burial with her parents in Melbourne. May she [...]