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Catch up with the latest from FMDM around the world.


Obituary ~ Sister Michaela Troy FMDM

27/04/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Michaela Troy age 91 years, who died peacefully in Franciscan Convent, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland on 26th April 2021. Requiem Mass took place at Franciscan Convent on 30th April 2021 followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe. May she rest in everlasting peace.

Easter Greetings

04/04/2021

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!   May the Risen Lord bring you peace, hope and joy this season of Easter! Let us rejoice victoriously with the Lord. Christ has truly risen, Alleluia!

Obituary ~ Sister Mater Christi Westlake FMDM

26/01/2021

Please pray for the soul of our dear sister Mater Christi who died very peacefully on 25th January 2021 in La Verna, Ladywell Convent, Godalming, aged 92 years. Requiem Mass took place in Ladywell Convent Chapel on 11th February 2021 followed by burial in Ladywell Cemetery. May she rest in everlasting peace.

FMDM Patronal Feast Day Greetings

31/12/2020

Friday 1st January 2021: Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, our Lady’s greatest title. This feast is the octave of Christmas and the patronal feast of our FMDM Sisters – Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. Christmas and the New Year are seasons of gratitude and blessings. We thank you [...]

Christmas reflection and greetings

23/12/2020

The birthday of the Child Jesus Francis observed with inexpressible eagerness over all other feasts, saying that it was the feast of feasts, on which God, having become a tiny infant, clung to human breasts… On this day Francis wanted the poor and the hungry to be filled by the rich, and more than the usual [...]

Advent Reflection

05/12/2020

God’s motherhood of all creation It is from Mary, Mother of God, that we will learn to recognise and to mirror to others the maternal love of God. As Mother of Christ, Mary is mother of the total Christ, the Cosmic Christ. It is with Mary that we will share in God’s motherhood of all [...]

Our call to ‘Become Christ’

05/12/2020

 is more urgent than ever at this time.  The following from the IFC – TOR newsletter puts it well: Francis loved Christmas more than any other feast. For him, it was the ultimate reminder of how much God loved us, to come to us, to become one of us and show us the way to be [...]

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. Requiem Mass in Ladywell Convent Chapel followed by private interment in Ladywell Cemetery took place on 18th December 2020. 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, [...]